Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Flower design by A. Sumrall
Criticism is one of the ordinary activities of
people, but in the spiritual realm nothing is
accomplished by it. The effect of criticism is
the dividing up of the strengths of the one
being criticized. The Holy Spirit is the only
One in the proper position to criticize, and He
alone is able to show what is wrong without
hurting or wounding. Criticism serves to make
you harsh, vindictive, and cruel, and leaves you
with the soothing and flattering idea that you are
somehow superior to others.
There is always at least one more fact, which we
know nothing about, in every person's situation.
I have never met a person I could despair of, or
lose all hope for, after discerning what lies in
me apart from the grace of God.
It is unwise to use a measuring
stick on other people.