Zechariah 7:9-10 speaks of mercy and compassion. Who can you show such mercy to today? Do not become judgmental toward someone down of their luck. Act with mercy. Meet a need. You may be that 'angel of mercy' that will give hope to someone at the end of their rope.
In James 2:1, we learned about the glorious Jesus Christ. We referred to that miraculous event when God showed Himself present in the cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night to protect His people from the advancing Egyptian army. Today, thank God for His protection in your life. We may not even know how we have escaped danger and darkness. But we have. God is glorious. He is safe. He is free from favoritism. In His presence, all are welcome. Spend time getting close to Him and see how He welcomes you in.
What sort of person do you show prejudice or reject as not worthy of spending time with? James 2:1 says that we should not show favoritism. Favoritism has to do with how you view people from the outside ignoring who they really are on the inside. Dwell on how God thinks of His creation. Read Genesis 1:27; Proverbs 22:2; and Acts 10:34. What does God think about a person's wealth or poverty? Today, go out of your way to talk to someone who is struggling and in need. Get to know them by name. Ask about their dreams. Be a friend. Treat them the way you would hope to be treated if you were in their situation.