The view of faith will never see itself as pride does. Faith will always look to God for grace because it judges God's word faithful. And the only merit it seeks is that belonging to God. There are many like Scott from Vineland, Nemo, and Fruity who are always trying to measure a man by some righteous standard. Faith abandons this exercise long since. It knows righteousness is a gift. That good works are assigned and empowered by the Lord. A man living by faith has footsteps ordered of the Lord.
When our many critics express our shortcomings it is impossible for these judgments to be an expression of faith. That is why they condemn themselves by their words. They judge us faithless sinners while they sin faithlessly in their judgments.
Do you really think God is fooled? Have you ever thought that God’s prohibition against judging others was because it can’t be done in faith? All things not of faith is sin. Now I do think God possesses us with spiritual discernment but that is faith based. Faith recognizes the qualities of faith in many variations. It’s not judging the person only itself. It looks at faith’s expression then judges itself internally within your life. Anytime it comes up short it does not condemn but reaches to God’s mercy and asks for an increase. It nurtures itself. When it judges faith in another misguided in does not condemn. It encourages, prays for strength, and guides with truth. The body through faith edifies itself. Any measurement from pride is man to man. Any measurement made from faith is God to man.
Faith is a difficult journey because it is like a six sense that rebukes the other five. We should all be there for each other who are brave enough for this walk. The journey has enough suffering inherent that senseless and added persecution only increases a burden. Do you hate yourself so much that you can’t love another even if weaker?
I know most of you don’t understand the pains of my journey. Perhaps because you perceive me a cause of your pains you might partially delight in my suffering. I do think of your pain and always make decisions to sooth it ultimately. Until God gives me that victory. I’m not tearing you down for your sins. No faith in me is reaching to faith in you to encourage your .look to be faith based on what God ordained to you. Not what men have created. Be lifted up and not cast down. By faith all things are possible.