Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment! (James 2:12–14, NIV 1984).
My Musing – We know that we were once in bondage to the law. A law that could give us neither freedom or mercy. So, what then is the law that gives freedom that James is writing about? This law of mercy without judgment? Well it really is not a law without judgment, because Christ bore our judgment in order to provide mercy.
If we are to be judged by the law of bondage, there will be no mercy. But if we are to be judged by the law that gives freedom, there is mercy. Because of this, we should speak and act like it and be merciful to others, those in the faith and those who have not yet tasted and seen that the Lord is good.
My Advice – Trust in Jesus as your Savior and receive mercy from “the law that gives freedom.”
“It means that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic [the law of bondage], there is a magic deeper [the law that gives freedom] still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed [crucified] in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack [the stone would be rolled away] and Death itself would start working backwards.”―Aslan describing the Deeper Magic.
Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:55–57, NIV 1984).