It is human nature to get angry, make criticism for silly matters. We never like to receive criticism, but we are always ready to make criticism. I prefer that others treat me well, but many times I am unable to do that with others. Some people can successfully lead a happy life without receiving a single piece of constructive criticism or brutal honesty. Some people become brutally honest as a defense mechanism to deflect criticism of their own deficiencies or shortcomings.
Below are a few Bible quotes about criticism.
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7:1-5)
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly. (Proverbs 15:1-2)
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:29-32)
How are you at receiving criticism? Do you prefer that others treat you with kid gloves, or go for brutal honesty? Daily Prompt
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