Tuesday, March 13, 2007

THINK ABOUT IT

I've been mulling over this quote for a long time. It intrigues me but I'm not sure if I totally agree with it. I think there are definitely times to speak the truth and times to stand up for the truth. But can a hurting person hear the truth? Probably not, especially if spoken in a combative way. This I know, we need to respond not just react out of our emotions.

What do you think?

Let us learn to discern whether the words spoken against us
or against God or against the truth
are merely for the wind--
spoken not from the soul, but from the sore.
If they are for the wind, let us wait in silence and not reprove.
Restoring the soul, not reproving the sore, is the aim of our love.


~ John Piper from A Godward Life~

2 comments:

A Voice of Reason said...

Maybe the reason we have two ears and one mouth is to hear more and speak less.
Thank you for this thoughtful post.

Jay KTX said...

I think you're right - talk less and listen more. Good point!