Accentuate Harmony

Many people who study music, either seriously or simply for their own enjoyment, at some time find themselves performing in a recital. Afterward the performers usually find it helpful to discuss constructively with their teachers what they did well and what they should have executed in a different manner.

Christ Jesus must have understood well the need for constructive criticism. He never hesitated to rebuke his own disciples, his best friends, when they wandered from the Christ, the true Model of Godlikeness. However, with keen insight Jesus warned strongly against the insidious tendency of personal faultfinding.

"Judge not," he declared, "that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged." Matt. 7:1, 2; He asked, "Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" He admonished, "Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."

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Dominion over Claims of Astrology
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