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Gentle Criticism

When you find it necessary to criticize another's work, these words by John Wanamaker should prove valuable: "Whatever you have to say to people be sure to say it in words that will cause them to smile and you will be on pretty safe ground. And when you do find it necessary to criticize someone, put your criticism in the form of a question which the other fellow is practically sure to have to answer in a manner that he becomes his own critic."


   -- Unknown --


Ephes. 4:15

    but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ--

*Christ is the truth (John 14:6), and the Holy Spirit who guides the church is the Spirit of truth (John 16:13). Satan, by contrast, is the father of lies (John 8:44). As followers of Christ, we must be committed to the truth. This means both that our words should be honest and that our actions should reflect Christ’s integrity. Speaking the truth in love is not always easy, convenient, or pleasant, but it is necessary if the church is going to do Christ’s work in the world.

Some Christians fear that any mistake will destroy their witness for the Lord. They see their own weaknesses, and they know that many non-Christians seem to have stronger character than they do. How can we grow up into Christ? The answer is that Christ forms us into a body—into a group of individuals who are united in their purpose and in their love for one another and for the Lord. If an individual stumbles, the rest of the group is there to pick him or her up and help him or her walk with God again. If an individual sins, he or she can find restoration through the church (Galatians 6:1) even as the rest of the body continues to witness to God’s truth. As part of Christ’s body, do you reflect part of Christ’s character and carry out your special role in his work?


Romans 15:1

    We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves.

*The strong and enlightened ones must tolerate and bear with the weaker and less enlightened brethren until they, too, become strong in faith and knowledge


1 Peter 4:8

    And above all things have fervent love for one another, for "love will cover a multitude of sins."

*We should live expectantly because Christ is coming. Getting ready to meet Christ involves continually growing in love for God and for others. It is important to pray regularly, and it is also important to reach out to needy people. Your possessions, status, and power will mean nothing in God’s kingdom, but you will spend eternity with other people. Invest your time and talents where they will make an eternal difference.


Pastor Tom Nelson tbc3/30/2001

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