Posted by: Louise | May 31, 2010

Speak the truth in love.

“… speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. .Eph 4:15

I’ve been thinking about what it means to “speak the truth in love” and about how to balance the two. This quote from MacAurthur has helped to shape my thoughts.

“Commitment to truth is not enough. Zeal for the truth must be balanced by love for people. Truth without love has no decency: it’s just brutality. On the other hand, love without truth has no character; it’s just hypocrisy. The truly Godly person must cultivate both virtues in equal proportions. If you could wish for anything in your sanctification wish for that. If you purse anything in the spiritual realm purse a perfect balance of truth and love. Know the truth and uphold it in love“.

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