Declaration of dependence
But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin. (Micah 3:8)
As I grow older, I want to become more dependent on God and filled with his power, not my own. I desire to be righteous, not self-righteous. I want to speak the words God desires, not my own.
It is easy to judge others and overlook our own faults. We can easily exaggerate our own godliness while downplaying our flaws … and then do the opposite with others! This might make us feel better, but it doesn’t make us better.
It is better for me to avoid comments that criticize, challenge, or correct others—unless I am certain God wants me to do so.
Mercy is greater than judgment!