Higher Standard

Re:Verse passage – James 3:1-12 (day seven)

Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. vs 1

“Okay, I just wont become a Sunday School teacher so I don’t get held to a higher standard.” It doesn’t quite work that way my friend. James would probably agree that preachers and Biblical teachers should be held to a very high standard, but in a sense, he is speaking to all of us. If we look deeply into our lives we can see that God has placed people around us that learn from our actions. Family, friends, and coworkers are all watching us, especially once they know that we are a Christian. They are watching to see how the Christian handles pressure, how the Christian treats others, and even how the Christian spends his free time. Our actions are teaching someone a lesson. The question is, what are they learning from you?

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

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