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Shooting at the saints?




Shooting at the saints? Should we ever be concerned about giving criticism to others? In today’s, politically correct culture, there are many who claim that criticism is far too personal and potentially damaging and we should avoid it for the sake of other’s feelings. For that matter, in today’s politically correct culture, criticism can be dangerous, even potentially costly, when those being criticized take it personally. Who is right?


Think about it. Being critical of others depends upon our own willingness to discover first whether the motive is love or just our stubborn drive to be right no matter what.


God’s Word tells us: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:1-2).


Most often when we load up to “shoot at a saint,” we’d be far better off first taking stock of our own faults before leveling our weapons against an unsuspecting brother or sister in Christ. Conserving the ammunition makes sense. There’s no telling when it might really be needed!


“Heavenly Father, help us to know our own faults before we bring up the faults of others. May we always be kind, loving and slow to be critical of others. Help us Lord to avoid judgments when we need to remember You alone are the only judge that matters. In Jesus name. Amen!”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com

Shooting at the saints?




Shooting at the saints? Should we ever be concerned about giving criticism to others? In today’s, politically correct culture, there are many who claim that criticism is far too personal and potentially damaging and we should avoid it for the sake of other’s feelings. For that matter, in today’s politically correct culture, criticism can be dangerous, even potentially costly, when those being criticized take it personally. Who is right?


Think about it. Being critical of others depends upon our own willingness to discover first whether the motive is love or just our stubborn drive to be right no matter what.


God’s Word tells us: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Matthew 7:1-2).


Most often when we load up to “shoot at a saint,” we’d be far better off first taking stock of our own faults before leveling our weapons against an unsuspecting brother or sister in Christ. Conserving the ammunition makes sense. There’s no telling when it might really be needed!


“Heavenly Father, help us to know our own faults before we bring up the faults of others. May we always be kind, loving and slow to be critical of others. Help us Lord to avoid judgments when we need to remember You alone are the only judge that matters. In Jesus name. Amen!”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com

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