Sunday, March 4, 2018

Speak the Truth

Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. (Ephesians 4:25)

Godly relationships are built on the firm foundation of truthful speech. We are to speak the truth in love, and in doing so, love each other as Christ loved us. Jesus always spoke the truth, no matter what the subject, and so must we. When we see our fellow believers as Christ sees them, we will always be sure to let genuine and honest speech flow from our hearts, building one another up in love and truth. 

Speaking the truth in every conversation is a firm requirement of the Lord for His children. We will be judged for our words one day, because they affect the lives of those around us. Our speech makes us faithful or unfaithful witnesses of God's character, therefore, we must make every effort to speak in a way that protects His reputation. Since our words are derived from the condition of our hearts, only hearts that are filled with the Spirit of God are capable of the speech He requires. May the Holy Spirit shed that love abroad in our hearts and through our speech. 

Let’s Pray – Lord, I will carefully guard my speech, especially as it pertains to believers. My conversation will edify my brothers and sisters, and may Your Spirit be pleased with my words at all times. Amen.

3 comments:

  1. Amen. The Spirit exposes even the slightest edge of deviousness, pride , and dishonesty. These honest conversations start with the Lord and ourselves. His standard is holiness! Thank God for the Spirit of truth which He has given us. Thank you, sir.

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