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Bible Topics: Criticism

Definition: The act of examining or judging the value or merits of something; judging with severity; fault finding.

1. There's a big difference between constructive criticism and being critical.

2. When tempted to criticise others, first consider your own faults.

3. A critical spirit is born of self-righteousness.

4. Criticalness sows strife, disunity and discord amongst brethren.

5. Criticalness views things carnally and is more likely to be wrong than right.

6. Fault-finders lose friendships, as well as favor with God.

7. We should "watch and pray," not watch and criticise.

8. Before voicing criticism, put yourself in the other person's shoes.

9. Those with a tendency to criticise need to learn to hold their tongues.

10. God's blessings are upon those who don't fall into being critical or negative.

11. Jesus came not to criticize others, but to save them.

12. The "cure" for a critical spirit is to learn to walk in love.

13. Constructive criticism, a form of wise judgment, can help to uphold the standard.

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