Here is the little hypothetical he gives us. James says, “Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes.” This word clothes in the original language is pronounced, “Versace.” Seriously though, back in biblical times, the rich wore very ostentatious and outlandish garments.
For example, most people would wear a ring on every finger but their middle fingers and they would wear these toga type garments with the jewels actually sewn into the fabric. So, when they walked into your church or your meeting place, everyone could go, “Wow, this guy, or this girl is loaded. They have got some serious jack, some scratch, some coin.”
So James says, “Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes,” maybe he is prancing around in his Prada shoes, “and a poor man shabby clothes also comes in.” This phrase, shabby clothes, means “hand me downs.” You can kind of spot them.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: C3 Global Leadership