SPEAKING THE TRUTH IN LOVE
If you are wise, you will love people who speak the truth from a motive of love. You can hear flattering words from
thousands of preachers, who will pick your pockets, as you walk together on the broad path that leads to hell!
But, it only takes the rebuke of one faithful friend to turn you toward the narrow path that leads to life. Did you
know that Jesus taught us that correction is an act of love? (God and a good father love their children that way.)
When Jesus taught his disciples about this precept of love, he was referring directly to the original context of what he
had previously taught Moses:
"Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise **rebuke thy neighbour,** and not suffer sin upon him.
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but
THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF ...." Lev 19:17-18 (KJV)
The truth sometimes hurts --but so does a surgeon's knife. At times, they are the only remedy to preserve the hope of
Jesus said: "If you would enter life, keep the Commandments. Matt 19:17
"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed,
WHICH KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST." Rev 12:17 (KJV)