Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one.
The purpose of ‘constructive criticism‘ is to improve the outcome.
All criticism is not bad and we as the people of God must be able to discern when God is talking and when it is Satan!
Jesus’ condemnation of self-righteousness was especially harsh in his treatment of the Jewish leadership of the time. Six times in Matthew 23, Jesus condemns the scribes and pharisees for rigidly adhering to their legalistic traditions in order to make themselves look better to others.
The parable of the pharisee and the tax collector was specifically told by Jesus to “some who trusted in themselves, that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt” (Luke 18:9–14).
The pharisee assumed his acceptance with God based on his own actions, whereas the tax collector recognized that there was nothing in himself that would cause God to approve of him.
Over and over again in the gospels, Jesus clashes with the pharisees and scribes about true righteousness. At the same time, He spends a great deal of time and energy warning His disciples about the dangers of self-righteousness, making it clear that, without Him, they could do nothing (John 15:5).
So, let us not think that every negative word is from Satan, because many times Jesus brought the sword of His Word to rebuke and to cut those who strayed away from His Word!
Many have strayed away and God is not giving fresh oil to old wineskins!
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!