Have you every known any “goody two shoes” kinds of persons? They always want to be found doing just the right thing, afraid that others might accuse them of doing wrong and thinking lesser of them. For them, keeping the rules is everything.
Now I’m not suggesting that it isn’t a good idea to keep rules, but St. Paul urges us to find something much greater—thinking about how good God is, and not how good we are. St. Paul warns us about making any judgments about others. To do this is to think that we are better than they are.
Something to really think about from verse 4: “Don’t you realize that God’s kindness is supposed to lead you to change your heart and life?”
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