PARTIALITY – unfair bias in favor of one thing or person compared with another; favoritism.
I find it interesting what we do with the words of Jesus.
We take Jesus’ command in Matthew 28 to make disciples of all nations and we say, “That means other people.” But we look at Jesus’ command in Matthew 11:28, “come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” and we say, “Now, that means me.”
We take Jesus’ promise in Acts 1:8 that the Spirit will lead us to the ends of the earth, and we say, “That means some people.” But we take Jesus’ promise in John 10:10 that we will ‘have abundant life,’ and we say, “That means me.”
In the process we have unnecessarily (and unbiblically) drawn a line of distinction, assigning the obligations of Christianity to a few while keeping the privileges of Christianity for us all.
In this way we choose to send off other people to carry out the global purpose of Christianity while the rest of us sit back because we say we’re “just not called to that.”
Now we know that each of us has different gifts, different skills, different passions, and different callings from God. God has gifted you and me in different ways. This was undoubtedly the case with the disciples. Peter and Paul had different callings. James and John had different callings. However, each follower of Christ in the New Testament, regardless of his or her calling, was intended to take up the mantle of proclaiming the Gospel to the ends of the earth. That’s the reason why He gave each of them His Spirit and why He gave them all the same plan: ‘make disciples of all nations.’
– Excerpt from “Radical”
Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.
I implore you,