Matter of the heart: Puffed up or Powerful?
When to listen to whispers of criticism and when to dismiss them - these are decisions which need wisdom and good judgment. Paul had to address some of the negative criticisms and premature judgements that were said against him from those who felt that he lacked authority and integrity because of his shady past. What was Paul’s attitude and answer to his critics? What is our attitude and answer to those who might judge us unfairly? Maybe as Paul advises… “wait until the Lord comes” and in the meantime be faithful.