I am thinking ABBA wants to give me a healthy respect for myself. And for that to occur I will have to humble myself, repent of my self-criticism and with grace and gratitude receive His evaluation of me.
Anybody else out there think that might be something GOD wants to do for you too?
So what is His appraisal of us? ¹There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. [source]
So where do I get off condemning me? I know where I get off – off in the FLESH that’s where. Not good, my Friends. Not good.
The Golden Rule. 12 “Always do for other people everything you want them to do for you. That is the meaning of Moses’ Teachings and the Prophets. [source] We are all familiar with it, we practice it – on others. What about ourselves? What if we spoke to ourselves, about ourselves, as we speak to others we love? What if we spoke the truth in love to others, yes, but to ourselves as well? What would this gift of a healthy respect for ourselves do for the Kingdom of our GOD? Day by day we can find out – if we practice.