No Respect of Persons

Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God.

Romans 2:9-11

“For there is no respect of persons with God.”  That is a great statement of Biblical truth.  In so many areas, there is a respect of persons.  How many times have we seen a rich or famous man or woman get out of something just because they are rich or famous?  How many times have we heard about some politician breaking the law, only to get away with little or no punishment, just because of who he or she knows?

This respect of persons is not a new phenomenon.  It has been going on since the fall of man.  People have looked down on other people and have shown favoritism to some people for thousands of years.  People have been shown favoritism for things ranging from riches to family connections to race to hair color.

But the Lord Jesus is not like that.  He judges righteous judgment.  With Him, “there is no respect of persons.”  Each and every one of us, regardless of race, gender, nationality, hair color, wealth, power, prestige, position, or anything else will have to stand before the Lord Jesus and give account of himself.

That is a comforting thought and a scary thought at the same time.  When we stand before the Lord, we will have nothing to hide behind.  We will answer for what we have done with what He gave us.  Period.

God is no respecter of persons.  That means had better be doing right!

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