“An open rebuke is better than hidden love!” Proverbs 27:5 NLT
In this day people may presumes that true friends only speak words of affirmation; that to love someone means to endorse everything about them. Or, at least, to never correct them or challenge them in any way. Scripture refutes this. If a friend genuinely loves a person, he will not refuse to correct him. Genuine love, paired with humility, compels a person to correct his friend when necessary. A “love” which stays hidden because it lacks the courage to call out sin or danger is weak. It is more loving to offer constructive criticism than to hide that love with inappropriate silence.
This week, speak the truth in love and offer correction if necessary.
In His Hands,