CRUEL WORLD OF PARTIALITY
It has been known that in this world that we live in; lies a barrier that divides two different forms of bodies, personas, or beings; which are well known as the rich and the poor; the notoriety and the incognito; the high society and the beggars. As we know, the rich has always looked down on the poor, and this includes those of notoriety persona and those that are considered of the high society persona; and oppression is their genre, and this includes humiliating, dehumanizing those who are on the other side of the barrier line, and its not farfetched to say that they do get away with murder; as a matter of speech. All I know, is that this has been around for many years, decades, centuries; perhaps its been there as long as history can tell; in any case it exists even up to this day in age.
In fact, this type of partiality occurs within the laws of the world itself; if the money is good, and greed is in your blood why not take the down fall of money under the table. I’m not going to deny this because its true to the fact: there is corruption anywhere, everywhere; a bribe can go as far as its allowed. A very strong example of how this should be entreated by those who are appointed Judges and law makers was written by Moses; as God explained; what he had to told the Israelites pertaining to chiefs, captains, officers, and most importantly the Judges who would have rule over the people (Deut.1:16-17) And I charged your judges at that time saying, Hear the causes between your brothers, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. Ye shall not respect persons [be partial] in judgment, but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
As we have just read, it clearly states that partiality will not be tolerated to no degree; its cruel and its in justice. I ask what does make another man better than the next? Absolutely nothing! If our Heavenly Father does not show it; just who do we think we are to oppress any other? We are no one in the eyes of God; in fact He has no respect of persons [impartial]; He has never been partial towards no one, and this even goes for everyone who backslides, and it also went within their backsliding [the Israelites] (2Sam14:14)For we must needs die, and are as water split on the ground, which can not be gathered up again: neither does God respect any person: yet He device means, that his banished be not expelled from him.
If it be needed for us to understand what it is meant that God does not respect persons: this would be the easiest form of a clear definition [we are all equal in the eyes of God as down right sinners]; of course remembering what we have been taught and have read in the book of Romans. When Paul is explaining to the people that no one is better that anyone all, and all have come short to the glory of God (Ro.3:10)As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.
In any case, we are therefore taught not to be partial in any shape, fashion, or form; because it truly has the clear understanding that anyone doing so is guilty of being judgmental. So, the question can arise who is anyone to judge another when one is found being the same? In respect we find another passage that in tells the similar commandment, and strictly being applied to the true worshippers of God; (Jam.2:1-5)My brothers, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons [do not be partial]. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; and ye have respect to him that wears the gay clothing, and say unto him, sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: are ye not then partial [divided] in yourselves [in your own mind], and are become judges of [with] evil thoughts? Hearken, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to them that love Him?
Clearly a strong admonition for those who do belong to Him; to heed, and obey, and to live by. Now as for the poor of this world; we all know as to why God chose them over the rich. For one they are of low estate, simple minded, and meek, and humble. Apart and besides this: there are some passages that do speak concerning the rich; for instance the parable of the sower and the seed (Matt.13:22)He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and becomes unfruitful. Another passage is about the rich young ruler who had a hard time giving up all of his riches and give to the poor (Matt.19:23-24)Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly [It is hard for a rich man to] enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Its quite simple to see that God does not, and will not accept anyone who assumes or thinks that they are above or better than the next person; because of their corrupted mentality and flagrant gestures which they personify against the next person. Whom they assume is to be looked upon as nothing in their own divided cruel world of partiality and judgmental heart.
We as children of God are taught otherwise; that no matter who the next person is whether rich, poor, ignorant, wretched, or who and what ever they are: they too should have the same opportunity that we had from the very beginning! So, What would be the best answer to this notion; if we are to be sought as a wise man? The answer should be for all to heed and obey Gods true words of virtue. (Pr.24:23)These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons [become partial] in judgment. Just as this was also spoken by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as he was teaching in the temple concerning divers opinions (Jo.7:24)Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Moses also explains the same commandment to the people of that time pertaining to the Laws given by God (Lev.19:15)Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shall not respect [be partial] the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shall thy judge thy neighbor.
In the King James version all of the text pertaining to being partial is read as having no respect of the person, and the new King James version in tell for us not to be partial. This is why we need to study the word of God so that we don’t get confused with the wording being used; that way we don’t misinterpret the message and get the wrong understanding.
To have a better understanding, of the respect of man represents; we can read when the Pharisees sent unto Jesus some of their disciples along with some Herodians; as they constantly kept trying to temp our Lord with their misguided questions. (Matt.22:16-17)And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou are true, and teaches the way of God in truth, neither cares thou for any man: for thou regards not the person of man. This can easily be misunderstood of what they were saying or trying to point out; but we know that our Lord does in fact care for any man: only he is impartial with regards of the persona of man.
The bottom line is that the way Jesus was and is; is the same way our Heavenly Father is, but above all not being with any partiality whatsoever: as Jesus was and is, He is our merciful God, a God full of Love, the all mighty God, the one who accepts no rewards, or gifts from no one (Deut.10:17)For the Lord is a God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regards not persons, nor takes rewards. So, we therefore are commanded to be as he is; a justifiable judge in showing no respect of man, or rather showing no one partiality. (Deut.16:19)Thou shall not wrest judgment; thou shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the word of the righteous.
Although, He is a great and wonderful God; He can also be very devastating to all who are disobedient of His will, and does not care who you are: we must therefore acknowledge that he is very impartial with the humans of this world. No matter who they are; if you are not in subjection to His will He will not have any dealing with that person; because of their disobedience, and decide to live by their own willful life: which is a life of ruin, and desolate, and deprived life.
The poor of this world many times retaliate against the rich for their injustice; in which I truly understand their resentment of being taken advantage of their misfortune. Only I don’t and will not concur with some of their tactics of retaliation of mass destruction; because in all reality those who implore such behavior are just as guilty of becoming partial as the rich if not worse. We all know just how our minds work; when we are being humiliated, ridiculed, or made a mockery of. I truly believe that when Jesus spoke of the defilement of man can only come from within serves this purpose. (Matt.15:11)Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man, but that which come out of the mouth, defiles a man.
So, in continuance as Jews were commanded we are as well: that no matter what the occasion, the scenario, or the problem we are not to oppress anyone at all. (Zech.7:9-10)Thus speaks the Lord of hosts, saying, execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother: and oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in his heart.
Unfortunately, as they refused to heed and obey; people of these days do the same: just as it was then its today; there is a superiority and inferiority complex with the humans of this disgusting world. Along with prejudices and bias complex to distort everything even more so, and yet this is all ignored, because one assumes they are better than the next. Most people can not and will not accept fault or the blame; because they don’t want to admit anything. This is very hurtful to their ears and refuse to listen to the truth. (Zech.7:11-12)But they refused to hear, and pulled away the shoulder, and stop their ears, that they should not hear. Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear they law, and the words which the Lord of hosts has sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore came great wrath from the Lord of host.
I say, to all who reads this that we all need to be very careful just how act upon the rest of the world; not as they, but as Jesus did when he walk on this miserable world. I know and you know; or better yet everyone knows that one can easily be provoked to become partial in some respect. This my friend shouldn’t be at all; we must learn to refrain ourselves and to live as God has commanded us to live. We must therefore embark a completely different persona that is based in the teachings that can only come from Gods word.