…Speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.
If we were to define truth it would stating the facts as they are. Reflecting on my teaching as a child I was taught to tell the truth regardless of the situation. I failed to realize that mother’s teaching was biblically based. Being a parent I passed these teachings on to my children because the truth will stand the test of time. It is worth noting that there is something about speaking the truth; it tends to draw people closer and resolve many if not all problems.
That being said, in relation to the Christian community we maintain unity when the truth is spoken in love. Truth spoken in love supersedes traditions that are found in churches and believers. This is due in part to modern day society's norms. Truth spoken in love is based on God’s Word which is never to be comprised regardless of society’s norms. Speaking the truth in love is vital today as we see many of our institutions being compromised such as marriages, biblical training for all which includes prayer and daily scripture reading and obeying the moral laws of God.
What must believers do in today compromising society? Believers must stand firm on God’s Word and remain faithful to scriptures even if it means separating from family, church that have or is compromising the truth.
Speak the truth in love as God is love.
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