4 comments on “Speaking the Truth In Love

  1. Referring to your “speaking above a whisper” paragraph I think the end does not justify the means. Our motives and end goals must be pure, but the way we speak the truth is arguably just as important. We have a saying in our house “If you can’t say it without shouting, don’t say it at all”. Good post. gjsv

  2. Carol I agree with you. When Jesus went overturning the tables set up in the temple courtyard I tend to believe that He was “speaking above a whisper”.This is what Jude had to say about the matter of exhorting your brethren:Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.Peace

  3. This is a great post.Many non-Christians and even Christians ourselves think that if a Christian actually loses his temper, it is an un-Christian trait.I disagree with that totally. But when we do chasten above a whisper, it must be done in a manner that seeks to teach and stop the sin, and not to serve our own need to feel validated that we are right and they are wrong.Shalom.

  4. If only we could all be like Jesus who knew that if he “spoke above a whisper” it was because of righteous anger and not something else like pride or arrogance.

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