SPEAKING THE TRUTH

2019 – FRIDAY 19 JULY

SPEAKING THE TRUTH

Ephesians 4:15&16
but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

I am amazed at how many people tell lies.
So called Christians – seem to think it is quite okay to use convenient lies to avoid a situation.
When you tell lies you start a train of deceit that requires more lies the further it travels.
Consider the amazing benefits of speaking the truth in love.

YOU GROW UP
You grow up in all things and declare Christ as head of your life. You have to be mature to speak the truth in love.

YOU JOIN TOGETHER WITH OTHERS
A lie immediately creates a gap between people – whereas the truth bonds people together.

YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE CAUSE
Truth builds up.
Truth supplies life.
Truth makes whole.
Truth brings repentance.
Truth is a guiding light.

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW
When you speak truth you cause your world to grow – and you build yourself up.
The opposite happens when you lie.
You separate people and tear things down in your world.

YOU SHOW LOVE
When you speak the truth you reveal the love of God at work in your life.
People know you love them when you tell them the truth.
People know you love yourself when you tell a lie.

GODLY TRUTH – BRINGS
LIGHT – LIFE – LOVE

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