“For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit; but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts” (1 Thessalonians 2:3-4).
We need not use words that are clever, or in any way deceitful, but always speak the truth in love. Those who have ears to hear, will hear. The sheep know the voice of the shepherd. You have heard the voice of Jesus and it does not matter who delivered what you have heard. Listen to the voice of the Master and walk in the faith that you have been given by Him. In the One who made life is there the hope of true life.
Lord, open my ears to hear when You speak. Let me not look at the one who is speaking, but to You who gifts those whom You choose to exhort on Your behalf. Guide me in all truth and grant discerning ears so that I would not fall prey to those who speak deceit. Let my heart stir whenever truth is spoken. Use my mouth to speak Your word as a witness in the world.
Lord Jesus, Word of God made flesh, lead me in holiness, that by Your example, I would live a life befitting one who was been called in Your grace. Guide me, O Lord, and help me to willingly follow. Lead me now and always in the way of truth. Lord Jesus, You are Truth and only in following You can I know the way. Guide me this day in all truth so that I may forever be found in You. Amen.