“One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons” (Titus 1:12).
Take care, not all people are whatever we may name them, but there are many who are. In our current culture, we say don’t call anyone anything. But I say, speak truth. If one is a liar, then they are a liar. If they are lazy and evil, then they are lazy and evil. Speaking the truth is speaking the truth even if it means speaking what others do not want to hear. Always say what you mean, but don’t say it mean.
There is always a time and place and a way to say things that are not comfortable to say. Guide me, Lord, so that I would speak what is right and true. Guide me according to Your goodness in order that I would not hold back, nor seek the approval of what culture deems the right way to speak, but that I would speak what is right in Your eyes. Lead me Lord into truth, speaking truth with love, no matter the cost.
Lord Jesus, You have always been gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love. Lead me to be like You. You also confronted those who sought to trap You and spoke truth to them. Help me to speak truth. Lord, You are my Sovereign and You know where I stumble. Lead me, O Lord, to walk humbly with You and learn from You so that I may be a person of diligence and truth. Amen.