Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor? – James 4:11-12.
Sunday’s sermon motto was ‘Check It, or Wreck it’, which was based on Verses 11 & 12 from Chapter 4 from the Book of James. Basically, we learned from verse 11 that there is only one God and He makes the rules. In verse 12, we are instructed not to judge anyone, for that is God’s job.
We often tend to speak first or talk about others without getting to know or understand them. It is easier to join the water-cooler gossip, than to stop it. We often want to fit in, so going against the grain is innate for us.
We should strive to accept others even with their faults. We need to trust God more, as He is the one who decides who to save and destroy. I pray that we continue to put God first in our lives, learn to forgive more, and let Him deal with those who hurt us. Amen.