There is a verse in Ephesians 4:15 that tells us to speak the truth in love. Generally you have two types of people — those who are good at telling the truth and those who can show mercy. I happen to be more of the truth teller, but my mercy tends to lack, making my truths harsh. Then you have those who pour mercy on people, but never get to the truth and let those people get away with sin.
Then there’s Jesus, the perfect combination of mercy and truth. When He spoke to the woman at the well, He truthfully revealed He knew about her past marriages and her current indiscretion, but also praised her for honestly saying she had no husband.
Which of these areas is your strength and which do you need to still work on? We need to pray the Lord would give us guidance and we would be more like Jesus daily.
I want less of me and more of Him,
Pastor Ron Kitchell