Kingdom People (James 2 :1 - 13)
In our Today’s daily reading, the Writer of this book talk about favoritism in Church and at the same time he talks about how God sees the favoritism and as a kingdom people how God is expecting us to treat people among us.
In the Gospels we read that Jesus built his kingdom with power; he healed the sick, raised the dead, gave prophetic insights, fed thousands of people miraculously, and set captives free. Living a ‘kingdom life’ means we live every day with a sense of urgency, a sense that the Kingdom of God is advancing. In Luke 10 we read of when Jesus sent out the 72. He told them to heal the sick and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ The 72 went, saw amazing things and returned with joy because of what they did in his name.Likewise, the Kingdom is close to us, it is around us, and it is advancing.
Even though we come from different background and belongs to different races, yet the bible says we all are one Bible says we are One Body of Christ and Jesus is the head of this Body (). In his kingdom, there is no rich or poor. Hasn’t God chosen the poor in this world to be rich in faith? Aren’t they the ones who will inherit the Kingdom he promised to those who love him? (James 2:5) We all are called to inherit the Kingdom of God, and it is for people those who love God.
We are called to love each other. During this time of pandemic, let's take time to reflect on caring and loving each other. Let us pray for one another without any differences. And let us be a Kingdom People in this nation.