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In the sermon on the Mount(Matt. 7:1), Jesus is saying, “Don’t be the kind of person who blames or condemns others.” For a lot of people, condemning and blaming is the only way they negotiate life. They can’t imagine how anyone can attain “success” without controlling people through intimidation.


I remember one time years back when I went to the work place of one of the church leaders. As I approached his office, I overheard someone loudly lambasting an employee. I was shocked to realize the cruel, demeaning words came from the church leader I’d come to see. We all know that some bosses think that’s the only way to run a business. But it’s not a management style that comes from Scripture!