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1 Peter 1:17 New Living Translation (NLT)

17 And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites.


If you have siblings, then you know about favoritism. Everyone believes that the other person has some kind of special power over the parents which makes them get “more things” than they do.

Many times it’s the baby of the family who seems to be getting all the attention. This statement may in fact be true. The baby needs more attention because they aren’t old enough to know what’s best for them. They can’t discern the difference between right and wrong. It will be an entire year before they can walk alone, two years before they can speak clearly, and four years before they can dress themselves unassisted.

As we become older we sometimes forget that we were once a baby. All the attention needed to grown up spiritually healthy and strong, we too received.

We only cry “favoritism” when we crave the attention we no longer need.

We should be “grown up” in Christ by now. We should be able to digest the bread of life without assistance. We should be able to dress ourselves with the whole armor of God. We should be able to walk by faith and not by sight. We should be able to speak the word clearly to be understood to all who hears.

God has no favorites, some of us just want to remain a baby.