Verse: Ephesians 4:25, NLT
“So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.”
I think this one is pretty straight forward. Stop lying and speak the truth to our neighbors. What could be easier than that? 😉
Plan and simple, we are to speak the truth to each other. Truth leads to transparency and that is something that sets us free because we’re not hiding from others. Truth is the basis for unity. We need truth to be a big deal in our everyday lives at home and work and also in our community and church so that our relationships are strong.
Lies are damaging to the church and also to our community and loved ones. Lies damage and ruin relationships. Sometimes we justify little white lies which in turn makes it easier to tell a bigger lie the next time. I know I have been guilty of this many times. Let’s not blur the lines, but hold to living and telling the truth in our actions and our words.
I believe that it’s not only important not to lie, but also to speak truth to each other in love even when it’s hard. This means that we are open to hearing the truth spoken to us, to receive it, and see how we can grow. Our life can be an example of the freedom that truth brings, but it’s always easier said than done right?! It takes a commitment to truth and all the little choices to be truthful each day so that we stay humble and transparent.
Let’s continue to ask God for the grace to speak truth, to hear the truth about ourselves, and to live in the truth. Let’s grow together in love and in truth!
Thank you God for who you are in our lives. Thank you that we don’t have to be perfect or do it alone. God give us the grace to live in truth and to speak it. Not our truth but yours God. Help us to love others and be able to speak and live in truth through our actions and words.
Author: Josh Robinson