Would you buy a house if you were only allowed to see one of its room? Would you purchase a car if you were permitted to see only its tires or a tail-light? Would you pass judgment on a book after reading only a paragraph?
Nor would I?
Good judgment requires a broad picture. Not only is that true in purchasing houses, cars, and books, it is true in evaluating life. One failure does not make a person a failure; one achievement does not make a person a success.
The end of the matter is better than its beginning. We only have a fragment. Life's mishaps and horrors are only a page out of a grand book. We must be slow about drawing conclusions. We must reserve judgment on life's storms until we know the whole story.
"God alone, who gave the law, is the judge. He alone has the power to save or to destroy. So what right do you have to judge your neighbor?" - James 4:12
We should learn the wisdom from Rick Joyner who quotes:-
"Criticism is one of the ultimate manifestations of pride, because whenever we criticize someone else, we are assuming that we are superior to them. Pride brings that which any rational human should fear the most - God's resistance. "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble" (James 4:6)
When we criticize another Christian, we are actually saying that God's workmanship does not meet up to our standards -that we can do it better. When we criticize someone else's children, who take offense? The parents! There is no less true with God. When we judge one of His people, we are judging Him. When we judge one of His leaders, we are really judging His leadership. We are saying, in effect, that He does not know what He is doing with the leadership He is providing"
Ps Paul K P Ang
Arsenal of Fire Ministries
“批评是骄傲的终极表现之一，因为每当我们批评别人时，我们都假定自己比他们更优越。骄傲带来任何具理性人应该都最害怕的 - 神的阻挡。『神阻挡骄傲的人，赐恩给谦卑的人。』（雅各书4：6）
当我们批评另一位基督徒的时候，我们其实在说神的手艺达不到我们的标准 - 我们可以做得更好。当我们批评别人的孩子时，谁会被冒犯？家长 ! 对神也是如此。当我们论断祂的一位子民时，我们是在论断祂。当我们论断祂的一位领导人时，我们其实在论断祂的领导。我们实际上等于说，祂所给予的领导表明祂不知道自己在做什么。”