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Shalom…Larry Link

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Posted: August 12th, 2014

“Papa, where is that scripture we used for our skit at ‘Cousins’ Camp’?…that was a question that was posed to me at a very memorable moment. It was in June, 2010…LaVon and I were attending our 50th high school reunion in Oklahoma. Sunday morning I had been asked to speak to our reunion group to bring a devotion. I was literally walking into the room where our group was gathering when I received a phone call from one of our grandsons. He had spent the night with a friend, and explained to me that they weren’t going to church that morning and he had told his friend about the skit they did for their parents at “Cousins’ Camp” just a couple of weeks earlier. His call was to get the scripture passage we had used as a basis for the skit. It is found in this week’s daily reading in James 2, and deals with the sin of partiality…showing favoritism because of social standing, or what someone might be able to do for you in the future. It’s all about wanting to “look good” to those who might “smile favorably” on you. It’s a great lesson for us to take another look at because regardless of age, we’re very susceptible to this sin. Read James 2 very carefully to see if you “practice” favoritism on occasion. I was thrilled that morning to get that call, and to know that the lesson had “sunk in” with at least one of our grandkids as we worked on our skit.