When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things (Rom 2:1 NLT).
It is said that when we point a finger criticizing someone, three are pointing back at us. This is a hard pill to swallow and often I excuse myself saying, “But I’m not selfish, prideful, ungrateful, vindictive, dishonest….”
Well, I might not act on those things, and even if I would never outwardly express them, my heart may be harboring things that I would never, ever want to admit to.
Thank you, Father, that every ounce of wickedness in my heart, past, present, and future, has been atoned by the cross.