2:1 partiality. The expression is similar to that found in Gal. 2:6. James forbids having a respect for persons based purely on externals. It is contrary to the behavior of God who is no respecter of persons (Rom. 2:11; Eph. 6:9; Col. 3:25). In the light of Christ’s divine glory it is foolish to show favoritism based on inferior levels of human glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. This may be rendered, “our Lord Jesus Christ, the glory.” Here Jesus may be identified with the glory of God. He is Immanuel, “God with us,” the dwelling of God with man.