Carmelo Caparros
May 6, 2018

INTRODUCTION:

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.