by Rick White

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Games We Play But Don't Admit (9 of 14)
Series: Real World Faith for Real World People
Rick White
James 4:11-17

Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother, or judges his brother, speaks against the law, and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law, but a judge of it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judge your neighbor? Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow, we shall go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit. Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and also do this or that." But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil. Therefore, to one who know the right thing to do, and does not do it, to him it is sin. James 4:11-18

Introduction: One of the very fond memories of childhood are the games we once played as children. For me at least it was prior to the electronic explosion that now exist. The games I played as a child usually required a lot of imagination. It was wonderful to lose yourself in the world of make believe. For the most part it was a very healthy experience. Occasionally there were some consequences for the games we played.

On one occasion a favorite cousin and I were deeply involved as Navy officers aboard a battleship. We were pounding the enemy beneath the sea with depth charges. Momentarily my mom interrupted the battle to remind us that if somehow we broke her favorite canning churn (that we were using for our explosives) there was going to be real trouble. As fate would have it the battle resumed with fierce fighting and the very next depth charge we set off was fatal for her churn, and for us. I can still remember the whistling monster (long switch from backya ...

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