“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching” (2 Timothy 4:1-2).
Listen to these words. Somehow, if we say something that another does not want to hear, we are claimed to be hating them. One who speaks lies, hates. Speak truth and whether another likes what you are saying is not your problem. Speak truth, for there is only One who is our judge. So speak as to please Him above all others in this world. Be ready to always speak the truth of the salvation which is in Christ alone.
Lord, You alone are the Savior of the world. There are those who do not want to hear the message of truth. Guide me, Lord, to live in the truth You have revealed. Help me to always be ready to speak the truth You have given me. Grant that I would be bold, patient, gentle and true to You when I share Your Word. You know what needs to happen in every circumstance. Guide me to be ready to act for and by Your Word.
Lord Jesus, You have come so that all who believe would not perish but have everlasting life. Guide me, O Lord, into the everlasting life You give me through grace. Make me always ready to share the life You have given me in order that others may join in this life. You who are my savior and judge, correct me daily so that I may be ready, willing, and joyfully, in blessed assurance, look forward to the day when You will judge me. Amen.