Read Ephesians 4:1-16
I often talk about speaking the truth in love and how essential it is in just about everything that we do. Sometimes people think that this speaking the truth business is just about dealing with people who do not want to hear the truth.
That’s part of it, but truly these words of the Apostle Paul speak to our growth. Speaking the truth in love is essential to growing in grace and Christian maturity.
Let’s not discount the power of speaking the truth in love. Yes, it is important to reach out to those blinded by Satan. The truth, especially the truth spoken in love, is very powerful here; however, it is most powerful in sustaining our growth in grace.
Truth, love, growth, and maturity are essential elements in being shaped in the image and likeness of Christ Jesus. Let us learn to speak the truth in love as part of who we are and who we are becoming.
Speak the truth in love!