This week’s devotionals are from the “Person of Jesus” series in Mark Moore’s Quest 52. For this series, we are looking to the person of Jesus trying to discover where he came from and what drove him to his destiny of death. This first series is about the BEGINNING of Jesus's life: his birth and the striking events surrounding his arrival. Slow down, read the text, and then let the text read you.
Meditate on these scriptures:
Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism.”
For God does not show favoritism.
My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?
Who are God’s favorites?
New to Northside and our daily devotionals? We will be following Mark Moore's Quest 52 for our sermon series this year. Learn more at q52.mynorthside.com.