Slander and passing judgment are almost inseparable sins: when we speak against our brother, we inevitably judge him. When we are tempted to pass judgment, an honest look at our own sinfulness should cause us to pause. The more we know our own hearts, the more gracious we become towards others. Alistair Begg reminds us that ultimately, only God can judge in absolute fairness and with perfect authority.
11Do not speak evil against one another, brothers.4 The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, 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. 12There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?
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