“Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy.
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.”
James 5:9-12

Every true believer is free from condemnation.  Every believer is scripturally operating far above condemnation.  However, there are things that could reduce a believer to fall under condemnation.  The scripture above says “grudge” is one of those.  A grudge is a persistent feeling of ill will; resentment from past insult or injury.  Therefore any saint that runs away from grudge is scripturally wise.

Secondly, you do not have to prove what you have said if you subscribe to the scriptural admonition of letting your yea be yea and your nay be nay.  You don’t have to paint or embellish the truth; say it the way it is, no addition, no subtraction, then, you will be free from condemnation.

Scriptures for meditation: James 3:1-18; Ephesians 2:5-6; Ephesians 1:20-21

Jesus is Lord!


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