“…do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world…” Philippians 2:14 – 16 (NKJV)

As Christians, one of the things we must guard against is becoming critical of the church we attend. It is a growing trend in the church today that the devil is using to sow discord among Christians and cause divisions within churches.

We may see someone who, after some years or months of attending a church and experiencing spiritual growth there, suddenly starts feeling uneasy with the same church. This disquiet may lead them to fixate on everything the church does, finding fault with the pastor’s preaching style, his comments, and how he addresses situations.

They may also find faults with the members and their behavior, or the church service timings. In some cases, they might even walk out of meetings that run longer than expected, believing they are doing the right thing.  Unbeknownst to them, they end up heaping curses on themselves.

These critical attitudes are not only self-destructive, but they can also be contagious, potentially corrupting other believers, causing them to start seeing wrongly. Such attitudes have unfortunately led to division in many churches and shaken the faith of many believers. Because they are unhealthy, these tendencies should be avoided.

Therefore, as you journey in your Christian Walk, focus on finding the good in your local church. If you notice weaknesses, pray about them and seek solutions where possible instead of dwelling on them critically.


Avoid finding faults in your local church, instead look for the best in the church and pray concerning the weaknesses, you may be noticing


Thank you, Heavenly Father for helping me understand the dangers of fault-finding in church. I choose this day to be a fault mender and not a fault finder. I choose to pray and not complain because I am a kingdom-minded person and a kingdom builder in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Categories: May 2024


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