Ephesians 4:15 (KJV): But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:
Reflection on God’s Word for Today - 27 Oct 2023
The truth, we are often told, is bitter and could be very hard hitting on people. As a result many try to cushion the truth or bend it or paint it in whatever way they feel, to take the sting out of it. But this must not be so with those who follow Christ. You must tell the truth, but you must do it in love. You must show empathy and show that you care as you point out the truth to someone. Your purpose is not to hurt them but to help them understand the truth by shining God's light on it and helping them to deal with the outcome of knowing the truth as you guide them in embracing the truth. You cannot do this alone, so let the Holy Spirit empower you as you submit fully to Him.
Pray: Spirit of God, clothe me with the garment of truth and help me to boldly speak the truth in love. #Mok