We all have our favorites. You might have a favorite television show, a favorite music genre, or a favorite sports team. Perhaps you have a favorite color or a favorite tie. Your favorites reflect your personality. As that personality changes over the years, so may your preferences. That’s just the way we humans are.
It’s normal to have favorites. We’re drawn to people and things that appeal to us. But, in the Christian walk, we are called to overcome “normal”. Being godly is nothing like being normal. Normal people don’t always act with kindness toward others or share love with their fellow men. Normal people judge and find fault with those around them. Normal people are fallen sinners.
Perhaps you get my point. We are fallen sinners who are constantly in danger of being normal. That’s why we have to avoid distinguishing between people, exercising normal, worldly prejudices. James writes, “My brothers and sisters, do not show favoritism as you hold on to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.” Faith in Jesus has no business hanging around with prejudice. Godliness is not normal.
That’s something to think about.