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“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”


without partiality

“Without partiality” denotes not to be parted, not prejudiced, impartial. The word consists of a negative plus the word partiality. This is a person without partiality does not distinguish between people; he does not decide before he knows the facts. He does not make judgments without facts. He is not in the business of censuring others. 


Divine viewpoint produces a believer of fixed principles in how he relates to other people. 


The Christian “without partiality” is unshakable and is sound in his faith. He does not always deal with doubt. 

A believer with divine viewpoint does not seek to distinguish himself, but he distinguishes others. Neither does he distinguish some above others. Wisdom does not divide people. This believer will not allow differences to divide. 

This Christian will not use the double standard of judging others when there is something wrong in his own camp. He will not use one standard for judging a friend and another standard for judging an enemy. He does not vacillate between standards but is consistent with everyone. 

A person “without partiality” does not allow expediency to determine how he relates to others. He is a man of fixed principles. He does not relate to one person one way and another person another way. He does not play politics. He with status or privilege does not impress him. 

Lu 15:2, “And the Pharisees and scribes complained, saying, ‘This Man receives sinners and eats with them.’”