A preacher once asked a member of his congregation what that member thought his gift was. The church member answered, “Pastor, I have the gift of criticism.” The pastor replied, “That’s a gift that should be buried and hidden in the earth!” (See Matthew 25:14-30)
Today’s message gives further insight. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Matthew 7:1-2Matthew 7:1-2English Standard Version (ESV)
7 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
“The ship that is on the stocks, and that has never been out at sea, is astonished when it is told that such-and-such a vessel leaks in the day of storm; but when that ship is itself launched, and gets out on the rough waters, it may come to wonder how the timbers resist the billows, and how it is that anything keeps afloat at all. You who are young and inexperienced in the Christian life, and have never done business on great waters, may think yourselves competent to judge and to condemn the older ones for all their deficiencies and failures; but, peradventure, when you get into the same seas yourselves, you may behave no better than they have done.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1896), p. 194]