If you’ve ever been criticized, you know how frustrating it is to be on the receiving end of it. To criticize is to find fault with; facing it often feels like we’re being judged and deemed to have fallen short of someone else’s standards. A critical spirit is harmful to relationships because it has the effect of tearing down the other person, and the potential to alienate them. We defeat this destructive spirit by letting the grace of God point out when it shows up to cause trouble.
For the week of July 24, 2023
Speaking Against the Spirit of Criticism