God’s Impartiality


     God is no respecter of persons.  “He will bless those who fear the Lord, both small and great” (Psalm 115:13).

     Though a society may esteem the great and disregard the small, it does not change one whit God’s impartiality.

     Because of God’s impartiality, He has given one universal plan of salvation which asserts the same demands on everyone.  “Then Peter opened his mouth and said: ‘In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.  But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is  accepted by Him’” (Acts 10:34-35).

     Because of God’s impartiality, each person has an appointment with death.  Job expressed this passing from the land of the living to the realm of the dead with these terse words: “The small and the great are there” (Job 3:19).

     Because of God’s impartiality, there will be one universal judgment day for all humanity.  “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.  And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books” (Revelation 20:11-12).  Each of us will be judged according to our deeds: “eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For there is no partiality with God” (Romans 2:7-11).

     Because of God’s impartiality, “my brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality” (James 2:1).

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