Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Handling Criticism

In a Banner of Truth article Joel Beeke offered this wise words of counsel on how to handle criticism:
  1. Consider it inevitable.
  2. Consider the motive.
  3. Consider the source.
  4. Consider the context.
  5. Consider yourself.
  6. Consider the content.
  7. Consider Scripture.
  8. Consider Christ.
  9. Consider biblical saints.
  10. Consider love.
  11. Consider the long haul.
  12. Consider eternity.
Read the whole article for the explanations and the pastoral wisdom: it's in two parts and deals not only with handling criticism, but also fighting pride and loving the ministry.