James 5:9-11 (NKJV) 9 Do not grumble against one another, brethren, lest you be condemned. Behold, the Judge is standing at the door! 10 My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. 11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

Jesus said, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you” (Matthew 7:1-2 NKJV). We are not to judge the hidden motives of people in the sense of condemning them. We do not know their hearts. But this does not mean we are to ignore what is sinful. We are to call sin for what it is, it is sin. However, we are not to be harsh in our rebuke. We are to approach our brothers and sisters with love. For other people will judge us for how we handle the situation. And it would be embarrassing if the Lord Jesus Christ should return while we are harshly judging other people. We would be ashamed at His coming. Because we would find ourselves in the presence of Jesus with Him judging us. This is a very important principle for us to learn. James tells us that the prophets are our example of suffering and patience, and as Job learned to be patient, we ought to be patient because God is very compassionate and merciful to us.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.