Judging Others

A certain preacher had a method of dealing with those people who were critical of others. He kept a complaint book in his desk. When a church member would come to tell him of another’s faults he would say, “Well, here is my complaint book. I’ll write down what you say, and you can sign your name to it. Then I’ll go and take it up with our brother.” Invariably the critic would stammer, backtrack, and insist that nothing be written or signed.

In his 40-year ministry that preacher opened his complaint book hundreds of times—but never made a single entry. How about it? Are you willing to write out and sign the ugly things you have said about others? If not, perhaps it would be best to leave judgment where it belongs—with God.

4 comments:

Tim Delello said...

I find this blog to be critical and judgmental. :D

Grammy Blick said...

Excellent illustration! We do need to be cautious, for we're told: But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
(Matthew 12:36 KJV)

Doesn't matter who judges me here, it is elsewhere I need to be concerned. His judgment is perfect.

T-Bone said...

Amen. I learned years ago to offer to take the critical complaint AND the complainer to the one being accused. Take them to Matt. 18:15,16 - After prayer - in all these years I have had not one who would go to accuse.

Jessica said...

Hahaha, LOVE IT! Every preacher should get one of these for his desk! Let's do things GOD's WAY!