Let’s read Romans 2:11, “For there is no respect of persons with God.”  Perhaps this verse would be more easily understood by reading it from the NASB which says, “For there is no partiality with God.”  This verse is not really speaking of some who have no respect for God, but it is reassuring us that the Lord does not have ‘respect of persons’ or does not show partiality to some. 

We read in Psalm 18:30, “As for God, his way is perfect.”  The Lord, in His perfect ways and judgements does not show preference to people according to their wealth, power, personalities, etc.  He is fair in His dealings with all. 

The exercise of partiality was strictly forbidden to the Lord’s people in their judgments.  In instructing His people, the Lord said in Leviticus 19:15, “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.”  We also read in Deuteronomy 1:17, “Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.”  Proverbs 24:23 tells us, “It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.”  We can certainly expect the same characteristic from the Lord that He demands of His people.  He does not want us to be partial in our judgments because He is not partial in His judgments.

We read in Acts 10:34-35, “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.”  This assures us that the Lord will accept and save any who come to Him for salvation.  No matter the nationality, the race, the background, the education, etc.  Without partiality, the Lord accepts and saves ALL who come to Him in faith.

On the other hand, Colossians 3:25 says, “But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and THERE IS NO RESPECT OF PERSONS.”  If one has rejected the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her savior, they will be judged completely and fairly for ALL the sinful deeds they have committed in their lifetimes.  We read in Revelation 20:11-13, “And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and THEY WERE JUDGED EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS.”  Impartially and fairly, all the unsaved will be judged by God so we read in verse 15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” 

God is not partial.  He receives ALL who trust in Him, but He will judge completely and accurately ALL who reject His gracious gift of salvation.  (447.2)