Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April 14

James 4:11
Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge of it.

This verse should be marked so that when you just flip by it, you are immediately drawn to it. I think that because of our nature and the world around us, it is so easy to get caught up in the affairs of others. We jump on the bandwagon when a person is criticizing another. We must remember this is WRONG! The words of my mother come ringing back to me - "If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all!" We should all practice this. Better yet, if you are standing around and somebody starts in on another person, just walk away. Say I don't know anything about the matter and leave. We must remember that the words here tell us if we speak against a brother we judge, and we do not have the right to judge. So again, as you hear me say so often, watch your words. You have the power to destroy with your tongue. And if you are speaking against somebody you are tearing them down. Jesus does not have a goal to tear us down, so we should not do the same to others!

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