One of the realities that we see throughout history at every time and at every place in a fallen world is the problem of prejudice, racial division, socioeconomic strife, people rejecting others based on surface concerns. The key word in the passage in this message is the word translated "personal favoritism" by the NASB in verse 1, and then "partiality" in verse 9. It's actually one Greek word translated with those two different words, favoritism and partiality. It has the idea of prejudging on the basis of external circumstances, external realities, the lifting up of the countenance upon someone so that you favor or you are partial to someone based on external surface issues and concerns. That is, you are demonstrating partiality and favoritism. That is to prejudge without really seeing the character of the person.