It used to be, with whatever command of the law I was able to do well, I would find fault in others; with those I was not able to do, I would look down on myself. However, in all this, the focus was only on whether my behavior was up to par, but all the while I ignored the intention of God. Now I understand the intention of the law is not for us to carry out its commands one by one, but for us to know sin, and to come before God to trust him. Therefore, I no longer need to condemn the sins of others, nor condemn those of my own. Instead I reflect on whether I have come before God, whether I have encouraged others to come before God.