New Testament

James Chapter 2


Don't give the rich your best seats and the poor the worst!
Respect all. God's chosen the poor, rich in faith, first!
Who oppresses? Who brings you to court? Those with wealth!
Use the royal rule: "love your neighbour as yourself"!
Those who're partial sin, break part of the law, hence all,
Show mercy to receive such, else judgement will fall.
If one needs clothes or food, will words clothe or make full?
You believe in God? The devils too, and tremble!
Show faith by works, like Abr'am did, off'ring Isaac -
God's "Friend" was justified, faith perfected, by act.
Likewise Rahab the harlot who hid Judah's spies -
Body without spirit, faith without works, dead lies.

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