I love these simple words of Jesus. We are called to forsake, to abandon, to renounce, to give up CRITICIZING and JUDGING others.
Criticizing means to indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way.
Ephesians 4:29 says, “And never let ugly or hateful words come from your mouth, but instead let your words become beautiful gifts that encourage others; do this by speaking words of grace to help them.”
Listen to yourself talk this week and see if your words about others are beautiful gifts 🎁 There rarely should be a need to even talk about someone else who isn’t present in the conversation unless we are singing their praises!