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Weekly Devotion: Speaking the Truth in Love
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Ephesians 4:15-16

ď15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. 16 He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.ď

New Living Translation (NLT)

The Apostle Paul links ďtruthĒ and ďloveĒ in describing how the mature Christian communicates with others. While his focus was relationships within the body, the church, Iím convinced his intent was to impact all interpersonal communication. On the surface, it sounds so simple yet it remains so difficult for us to do. Some of us are fairly good at speaking the truth but challenged at do so in a loving manner. Others are really good at loving but cannot find a way to level with others if the truth will be painful. Imagine the trouble we could avoid if we followed Paulís recommended practice of speaking the truth in love in all interpersonal communication. When you have a problem with another person, donít go to someone else with it. Go to that person and speak the truth in love.

And, for the sake of agreement, can we agree that social media is not a preferred vehicle for interpersonal communication? All too often, people scream their version of the truth at others with the specific intent of offending or injuring. While Paul didnít have access to current communication methods, Iím all but certain he had face-to-face communication in mind when he recommended speaking truth in love.

How can we become more like Christ when we are so human, prone to mistakes, and sinful by default? It is the body of Christ, the church, which lifts of when we stumble, supports us during dark periods, and celebrates our small and large victories over sin and the world.

Speak truth in love to an individual of your choosing this week and watch that relationship improve, grow, and prosper in the warm light of honest communication bathed in love.

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