Organizing the Inside 365 Days

Empowering Christian Women To Get Organized and Discover God's Plan for Their Lives

Day 25- Share the Truth but Do It In Love

23Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.  ~2 Timothy 2:23-26

Some folks are just inclined to be contrary. If you say black they say white, if you say its closed they will say its  open. Often times they aren’t even sure why they are always so disagreeable. A friend told me the other day that the one who is the loudest and most boastful is usually the one most insecure. You may think just the opposite, but this statement is true.

As Christians we feel so passionately about the truth and getting our point across. But the scriptures instructs us to not get caught up in foolish argumentative debates. We don’t need to always have the last word, either. If  we share what God tells us to share, we’ve done our part. Never try to defend the Word.

1 Corinthians 13 speaks about the true characteristics of love. If we are to share the Word we must do it in love. If  our motivation is right, whether they accept it or not will not bring about a bad attitude. They are not rejecting you, they are rejecting the very truth that is able to make them free. Our words are so powerful and we will have to account for every idle one. (see Matthew 12:36)

Jesus told the disciples to ‘shake the dust off their feet’. Share with those who want to hear the truth and receive God’s Word (not debate it) and the rest… well move on to the next city.


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  sham wrote @

People always tell you who they are. Do not allow someone’s need to to be confrontational still your joy.

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