Speaking the truth in love
We have all experienced the challenging feeling of telling someone the truth.
That challenging feeling can be:
FEAR of offending people
FEAR of being rejected by people
FEAR of our reputation being damaged by people.
Fear can definitely hold us back from telling people the truth.
“IF” we let it!
I love God’s promise that says, “Perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18)
Fear cannot survive where pure love resides.
It requires boldness to tell people the truth at the risk of offending them, being rejected by them or having our reputation damaged by them.
It takes true love to tell people the truth.
Jesus Christ, the very embodiment of truth itself, gave life giving truth to everyone He met! 🙂
Jesus did not tell the truth to some people groups and refrain to speak the truth to other people groups.
“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)
Jesus told the truth to everyone FOR THE PURPOSE OF SETTING EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US FREE!
Free in our mind, free in our emotions and free in our spirit!
As Jesus told the truth, indeed, He offended people, He was rejected by people and His reputation was damaged by people.
JESUS IS OUR EXAMPLE
As a Christian: Ambassador, Representative, Spokesperson for Jesus Christ, we are instructed to Speak the Truth in Love. (Ephesians 4:15)
Truth and Love go together.
Truth without Love can be harsh and painful.
Love without truth is not really Love.
It is my goal on this website to speak the truth in love.
I pray that you are set free by God’s truth spoken in Love!