James 4:11-12

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  1. James 4:11-12 King James Version (KJV)
    11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
    12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

    James 4:11-12 New Life Version (NLV)
    Do Not Talk Against Each Other

    11 Christian brothers, do not talk against anyone or speak bad things about each other. If a person says bad things about his brother, he is speaking against him. And he will be speaking against God’s Law. If you say the Law is wrong, and do not obey it, you are saying you are better than the Law. 12 Only God can say what is right or wrong. He made the Law. He can save or put to death. How can we say if our brother is right or wrong?

    New Life Version (NLV) Copyright © 1969 by Christian Literature International

    These are my thoughts, please share yours.

    11 We aren’t to gossip and be little each other, but to pray for and encourage each other. We are not condemn each other but work in Christ with each other. While we are not saved by following the law as a follower of Christ we are to live in a way that is above the law because that is where Christ set the standard.

    12 God is the judge, this isn’t to saying we don’t use scripture to show people they have a need for Jesus, because we should, this isn’t saying we don’t go to scripture to show brothers they have gone astray, but is saying we don’t make ourselves better then another brother or try to lower them. It is only by Jesus that people are saved. We can share Jesus and people come to Him and by saved, we can be used to help people being saved but we cant ourselves save anyone.
     
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