A. Wealth makes friends (Proverbs 14:20 and Proverbs 19:4).
- People love gift givers (Proverbs 19:6-7).
- Think about the power one has when they have much to offer (Proverbs 18:16).
- Some love to have the ability to gain the admiration of others and wield that power of influence over them (II Peter 2:18 and Jude 1:16).
- Godly wisdom is impartial and produces peace (James 3:17-18).
- Like Jesus, we should be known even by our enemies as being those who do not accept the person of any (Luke 20:21).
II. Body: “To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress” (Proverbs 28:21).
A. It is not good to be a respecter of persons (Proverbs 24:23).
- The Law of Moses taught this (Leviticus 19:15, Deuteronomy 1:17, and Deuteronomy 16:19).
- As does the Law of Christ (James 2:1-13).
- Woe to them (Isaiah 5:22-23).
- God is just (Deuteronomy 32:4).
- God expects mankind to do justly (Micah 6:8).
- Authority gets abused (I Samuel 8:1-3 and Micah 7:3).
- The root cause is wickedness (Proverbs 17:23).
- Think about the guards at Jesus’ tomb (Matthew 28:1-15).
- We are all the offspring of God (Acts 17:24-30).
- How we look at our brethren (Romans 12:9-10; 12:16).
- Love our neighbors (Romans 13:8-10).
- Applying God’s point of view (Galatians 2:1-6).
- Esteeming other better than self (Philippians 2:3-8).
- Speak evil of know man (Titus 3:1-3).
III. Conclusion: Exodus 23:1-9
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