by Theodore Wright.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. – Romans 12:3 (KJV)
At a certain point you may get such amounts criticism that you finally ask, “Are those who criticize me such the wonderful people they think they are?”
Really, are they?
Most likely you will find that such people are not such the wonderful people they think they are. When the finger gets pointed three more get pointed back at the accuser. None of us are perfect people and we all have our faults.
It might be that if we find ourselves being the accuser needing to ask the question…
Do you believe that you can come to grips with your own personal sense of “acute weirdness”?
After all, we all do have it. Even those people who seem that they do not are even acutely weird for not being openly this way. Are people as perfect as they seek to project themselves as? If they do not learn this when they are younger, then they might find this much easier by the time they turn 50 years old.
There are some things in life that we do need to lighten up on ourselves about. Perhaps it is that the lightening up we should do needs to be about our own attitudes towards certain other people. It becomes easier when we take a bit of humor about ourselves.
We are justified by faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. We are not justified by our own deeds. Our faith in Jesus does change our conduct. Still nonetheless, we are not justified by what we do. Yet we do know that faith works by love as said in Galatians 5:6.
Since Jesus is the one who justifies those who have faith in Him it is evident that we cannot justify ourselves and cannot justify ourselves by what we are or do. There comes a time when criticism needs to come to an end lest we fall into folly and hypocrisy.