How We Speak About Each Other

As we continue our study of James 4, again we see how our attention is turned to our mouths and the words we speak..  This time James is challenging us to consider how we speak about our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

Let’s take a look today at verses 11 and 12…

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. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbour?

Thoughts for Today


  1. When James tells us not to ‘speak against’ what are the different ways that we might do this? What kind of talk and conversation might this entail?
  2. James then turns his attention to a further problem: we become judges when we go against God’s commands in terms of how we treat each other. What difficulties can we get ourselves into when we put ourselves in a position of judging others?
  3. How does this fly in the face of what Jesus has done for us with grace and mercy? How should it help us correct or change the way we behave towards others?

Prayers for Today


  • Today ask God to show you areas of your own life where you need to show more grace and mercy to others.
Grace and Love
Helen x


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