Do not grumble against fellow brother

Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.

-James 5:9

Today’s Verse:

James warns believers not to grumble against each other, which shows a lack of trust in God. The fact that the day of the Lord will come soon means that the Judge is standing at the door. Don't risk His judgment by giving in to the pressure of your suffering and turning on each other.

God expects us to forbear others in light of eternal values. It is easy to blame our troubles on other people. A tendency of people under pressure is to gripe and complain. God wants us to bear and to forbear (Php 2:14-16). We can forbear others if we keep the judgment seat of Christ in view.


Heavenly Father, Thank you for another day. Please watch over my zion family. Give me strength in my weakness. Give me faith in my fear. Give me power in powerlessness (Isaiah 26:3). Bless world leaders and be with them to make the right decisions for peace especially Iran and US conflict. In the name of Jesus, Amen.