Snobbery is a major problem at work among the messianists. Notice these words from James 2:
my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of
the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised
those who love him? 6 But you have insulted the poor.
How have they despised the poor and become the snob?
When the poor enter into the community gathering, the messianists have assigned them inferior seating. They have failed to listen to Jesus. Read this parable of Jesus’ that is all that needs to be said:
“When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of
honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If
so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give
this man your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least
important place. 10 But
when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host
comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then
you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:8-11.
Jesus makes it clear that we must work at this intentionally and consciously. What can we do?