Crafting Our Speech for the Weak

The mistake we make when we leave the harlot church system is thinking that our knowledge qualifies us, instead of our love. 

Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

–1 Corinthians 8:1

For which cause, we must remember this verse: 

Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

–Colossians 4:6

When we rebuke the errors of the traditional church system, we face a difficult task–for our concern is both for the lost and the weak–as the wolves of Satan have spread their lies to the lost and saved alike.

Certainly, the truth is offensive to the proud:  yet, we are not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Romans 1:16).

Jesus said, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” (John 8:31-32).

We must speak truth.

However, we must also be ever gentle, never striving:  for our power is not in the excellency of our speech, but in the word of His power, the incorruptible seed of the word of the living God (Hebrews 1:3; 1 Peter 1:23).

Of course, this is contrary to our natural way of thinking and the strength of the flesh that puffs up!

Yet, is it not true that in our weakness His strength is perfected? (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Must we not humble ourselves to fully embrace the cross of Jesus Christ, after His own example? (Philippians 2)

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

–Galatians 6:1

We are accountable for the intents of our heart and the manner in which we speak, according to the witness of the Holy Spirit.

Therefore, we must craft our speech for the weak, else we may end up inadvertently harming good seed in the process of addressing error:

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

–Matthew 13:24-30 [Words of Our LORD]

2 thoughts on “Crafting Our Speech for the Weak

  1. For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)

    On the basis of this Scripture, when one wields the mighty sword of Scripture we can wound others to the benefit of Christ or to their demise or hurt. It can heal wounds or it cut open old wounds. We must know a person and their circumstance or at least keep the assembly in mind and the effect of our words. Keeping also in mind whether the words we speak are our own by the flesh or those of Christ by the Spirit.

    In simpler terms words expressed from a fleshly perspective cut and wound. Words from a Spirit led directive may wound for a period, but with the intent of bringing healing and maturation in Christ.

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