Yet another Daily Office
November 22, 2006
There was a discussion here several weeks ago about whether or not someone who read the law to another was judging the person they were reading the law to.
I think today’s daily office settles the matter (James 4:11-12):
Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters. Whoever speaks evil against another or judges another, speaks evil against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. So who, then, are you to judge your neighbor?
Adds quite nicely to Judge not lest ye be judged, in my humble opinion.
And it adds quite nicely to yesterday’s post on the our need to live together in our diversity whether or not we agree with each other. It is not our job to tell each other what to do when our actions do not interfere with others– in fact it is our job to live with each other embracing those differences.