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Sharing The Truth in Love

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12 (NKJV)

On the night before He was crucified, He told His disciples, This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Jesus was clear when it came to letting us know how we were to live—we were to love others as we love ourselves (Matt. 19:19)—meaning we must be willing to do what is best for others, regardless of the cost incurred.

Let’s get one thing perfectly clear—Doing what is best for others isn’t the easy route!  In fact, it will quite possibly be one of the hardest things we are called to do.  You see, doing what is best for others means we must be willing to share God’s truth in love. 

Sharing God’s truth with an unbeliever will require us to be willing to warn them of the consequences for living in sin, and then share how Jesus came to give them life, and life abundantly (John 10:10). More and more it is becoming considered politically incorrect, or even hateful to speak out against any sort sin. And in the minds of many people, God’s word promotes hate, and is deemed narrow-minded. 

Sharing God’s truth with a believer will also require us to confront them in love when they are in sin (Gal. 6:1) — encouraging, and even exhorting them to change their mind and to submit to God’s will, as defined in His word (cf. Rom. 12:2).

Ultimately every Christian will be given a choice as to whether he or she will speak up for what they know to be right, or whether they will remain silent.  But one only need to look at the strong warning God gave to the prophet Ezekiel about not speaking up, as recorded in His conversation in Ezekiel 3. 

When I say to the wicked, “You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Ezekiel 3:18 (NKJV)

We must remember though, it is not our right to judge any person unto condemnation—only God can do this. We are however to make judgments as to whether something is right or wrong by using God’s Word as our standard. We should always care enough to speak up, and to do it with a spirit of meekness and humility. 

Make no mistake; it will be kindness leading others to repentance, just as it was God’s kindness leading us in ours.  When others know how much we care for them they will be more apt to hear our heart and allow us to share God’s amazing grace and truth with them.  

STUDY QUESTION: According to Ezekiel 3:18 what was God’s heart for Ezekiel with respect to him confronting sin?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Are you willing to share God’s truth in love with those around you?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Seek to share God’s truth in love with those who you see in sin. This is love in action.

PRAYER: Father, thank You for sharing Your love and truth with me.  Help me to see Your truth today, and to share it with others.  Help me to humbly receive Your truth as well when I am confronted in sin.  In Jesus’ precious name, amen…


Be blessed, Pastor Scott



Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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