James 4:11-12 tells us not to slander one another or judge. Which if you think about it, slandering and judging go together quite seamlessly. Most of us have become piercingly critical individuals now a days with judging, discrimination, and condemnation a very common and ordinary pastime. For as we quickly judge someone, we often then slander them in the process…maliciously defaming them with our skewed and biting opinions. And if we allow these two things to continue in our life, a critical spirit starts to take over…causing us to become harsh and vindictive. This Scripture makes it quite plain…don’t judge, or you’ll be judged. But it also warns against the hypocrisy of those who are quick to judge and condemn others but slow to acknowledge their own sin and an absolute failure when it comes to showing mercy to others.