5821 criticism, amongst believers

5821 criticism, amongst believers

Harsh criticism is out of place among believers, who are urged to see each other in the best possible light. Criticism of God arises from a failure to understand his actions and purposes.

Criticism forbidden among believers

Jas 5:9 See also Mt 7:1-5 pp Lk 6:37-42; Ro 14:1-4,10-13; 1Co 10:10; Gal 5:15; Php 2:14-16; Jas 4:11-12

Reacting to criticism

Some criticism can be disregarded Ecc 7:21-22 See also 1Co 4:2-5; Col 2:16-18

Criticism can be dealt with by settling the dispute Mt 18:15 See also Pr 15:1

Integrity is a defence against criticism

Da 6:4 See also 2Co 8:20-21; Tit 2:7-8

Criticism can be constructive

Ps 141:5 See also Pr 10:17; Pr 15:5; Pr 27:6,9; Pr 28:23

Criticism and complaint directed against God

Criticism of God for his apparent injustice Dt 1:26-27 See also Jer 20:7-9; Jnh 4:1-4; Hab 1:1-4,12-17; Mal 3:13-15; Ro 9:19-21; Isa 29:16; Isa 45:9

Criticism of God for his apparent disregard of his people’s plight Isa 40:27 See also Ps 10:1; Ps 13:1-2; Ps 22:1-2; Ps 42:9-10; Ps 44:23-24; Ps 74:10-11; Ps 80:4-6; Ps 108:11-12

See also

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5897judging others
6115blame