How can we speak love with the truth?
In an episode of Standing Together, Fergus Scarfe and Claire Worth talk about truth in true love. Claire emphasized that one can’t have true love without truth in it. But how can we speak love in truth?
“God’s really been speaking to me about two things: truth and love,” Claire said. “We can’t have true love without truth. So, you can have this kind of fake love where there is no accountability and there’s no discipleship and there’s no one kind of challenging you… You have to have truth in true love. And there’s something around that like how do you speak in love but with the truth?”
Speak Love With Truth
Claire then explained how we can honor, respect, and love people as believers and also in truth.
“Acknowledging things that go wrong, things that people need to be supported in and held accountable to. Not as in I’m wagging my finger at you and letting you know you’ve done all of this wrong, but in love. Like honoring one another and being like, ‘You know what, you really did mess up there but it’s okay because Jesus is Lord, He loves you, I love you, we can walk this out together.’”
We must always remember that speaking the truth is different from condemning. When we speak the truth, we want to honor that person as we speak the truth. Just as Jesus loves us all in truth, we must also love the people in our lives with truth. Without truth, you aren’t really loving.
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