Other people’s obedience

It is very easy to offer unto God a sort of “other people’s obedience” — to fancy that we are serving God, when we are finding fault with our neighbors, and lamenting that they are not so godly as they ought to be. Truly, we cannot help seeing their shortcomings; but we should do well to be less observant of them than we
are. Let us turn our magnifying glasses upon ourselves. It is not so much our business to be weeding other people’s gardens as to keep our own vineyard. To the Lord each one should cry, “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?”

Charles Spurgeon

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