Today’s Devotion

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James 4:11 – Do not criticize one another, my friends. If you criticize or judge another Christian, you criticize and judge the Law. If you judge the Law, then you are no longer one who obeys the Law, but one who judges it.

karmaWe all know and are aware that we’re not supposed to criticize or judge one another.
We’ve actually all done it, and some of us make it actually a daily thing. Why we do it is often even a more interesting question.

For some of us, it actually makes us feel elevated because we’re above the sins of another. For some, we just think that if we can point these things out and be aware of them, it will keep us from falling into the mistakes.

The problem is not that we observe others mistakes but that we actually stand in judgment or critique of that person by sharing it with others. It is that sharing of our judgment of sin that condemns us. That becomes our Karma. This is exactly why the scripture tells us not to critique or judge another.

Once we recognize the sin in another or their error in judgment as a believer, we are to pray for them. We are to come to their rescue in effect. To help them steer themselves in the right direction. This will then become our source of blessing.

Today, do not criticize, but seek to magnify the difference in another God can make through you.

Have a blessed weekend.

~Dean Burnetti