Criticism either way

January 17th, 2014

In Matthew 11 we see a few verses in the middle that talk about the criticism of John the Baptist and Jesus. Jesus says…

“For John didn’t spend his time eating and drinking, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’ But wisdom is shown to be right by its results.” (Matthew 11:18, 19 NLT)

John the Baptist was criticised for fasting and was accussed of being possessed by a demon. Jesus on the other hand was accussed of being a drunkard and gluton and hanging around with sinners.

It seems sometimes whatever we do some people with take the opposite line and criticise us. This often happens when people are being over religious or do not want to change their lifestyle, thinking or ways of doing things.

I like what Jesus said at the end of verse 19, “But wisdom is shown to be right by its results”.

For us today we will often receive criticism if we stand up and try to do something new or different. If that is the case we need to keep on praying, keep believing and keep moving forward in what we feel is what God wants us to do.

In time if it is really of God, it will shine through and the results will speak for themselves.

God Bless,
Dave

 
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