The Sin of Partiality
When you think of a faithful and thriving church, what comes to
mind? Churches elevate youth programs, liturgy, mission, education, outreach to the poor, doctrinal maturity, music and many other things that are good in themselves. James says that in order to grow up into Christ we must fulfill the royal law of Scripture and love our neighbor as ourselves, whoever they are. The sin of partiality never makes the list of the most deadly sins, but James calls it out as a deep rejection of the grace of God.