Have you ever needed to have a challenging conversation with someone? The kind of talk that you really want to avoid, but know you shouldn’t? These Scriptures can give us the confidence that we need to have those talks.
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters.[a] Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God.
1 Corinthians 13:7
Love puts up with anything and everything that comes along; it trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what. 8 Love will never become obsolete.
For I am full of pent-up words,
and the spirit within me urges me on.
19 I am like a cask of wine without a vent,
like a new wineskin ready to burst!
20 I must speak to find relief,
so let me give my answers.
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
They must not slander anyone and must avoid quarreling. Instead, they should be gentle and show true humility to everyone.