Posts tagged with ‘judging’

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One Hand Clapping

by Matthew

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Beware the sound of one hand clapping”? The idea is that if you only hear one side of something, you haven’t heard anything at all. Proverbs 18:17 agrees: “The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.” We should also beware of “one-verse […]

What does it take to get your attention?

by Matthew

When we are criticized, most of us react immediately by getting defensive. We deflect the criticism or conjure up a reason why the critic doesn’t have the right or authority to speak about us. We figure out something that they’re doing that’s wrong so that we don’t have to listen to them. For most of […]


by Matthew

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Romans 12:14 I have never had much of a desire to be a referee. A friend of mine who has coached for a number of years calls them “Zebras”. Most of the fans think they know more rules than the officials.  They certainly see the play […]

Just Judging

by Matthew

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3 It is a diabolical human trait. We dwell on the past and remember the things we should have long forgotten. We often go to the blame garden and pluck […]