How do other people know that you are a follower of Christ? What reason do people have to think “There is something different about this person?”
There’s more to trusting in the Lord than just saying a prayer and doing a few good works. It requires a whole life change.
When we talk about others’ shortcomings, we should have an attitude of forgiveness and desire for them to change, not one of rejecting them as a person.
How we perceive our sin is important. Are you like the Pharisee, righteous beyond all others, or are you like the woman who washes the feet of Christ?
God uses our time on this earth to refine us, and it takes a lot of work, a lot of heat, and a whole lot of patience.