“But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:”Ephesians 4:15 KJV
We are called to speak the truth in love. Speaking the truth in love doesn’t mean we compromise God’s word. We live in a world and culture in which people label the truth hate speech.
People are convicted by the truth and the way many respond to the truth today is they reject and desire to kill the messenger. It has been this way from the beginning.
Through the time man has been on the earth the prophets and messengers of the Lord have been persecuted, rejected, and killed. But this should never stop us from speaking the truth.
The way we communicate the truth is as important as the words we speak. Many have used the truth of God’s word to destroy instead of giving life. They have used it out of context and have done it in the leading of the flesh. We will be accountable for every word we speak and we who walk on this earth who claim to follow Christ are His representatives. It is a very sobering thought and will shape the way we live our lives on a daily basis.