May 6, 2018
Oftentimes we assume ROLES that do not belong to us, even roles that ONLY BELONG to God! In this passage, James argues that God is the ONLY RIGHTFUL LAWGIVER & JUDGE.
Sadly there were believers who were unwittingly USURPING the ROLE of God and in so doing they were acting like gods who in truth were DISOBEDIENT CHILDREN of God.
TEXT: James 4: 11 – 12
I. COMMAND: NOT TO SPEAK and JUDGE
II. IMPLICATION OF DISOBEDIENCE to the COMMAND:
A) CONTRADICTION OF THE LAW
B) FLAWED INTERPRETER OF THE LAW
C) DISOBEDIENT AND A MISLED INTERPRETER
III.THE ONE RIGHTFUL LAWGIVER and JUDGE
The lesson in this passage is that God alone is the rightful lawgiver and judge.