Are You a Recovering Razor Mouth?

Posted By on June 11, 2013


The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool shall swallow him up…(Ecclesiastes 10:12)

I wrote Smoking Keyboards and Razor Mouthed Christians after a long period of conviction and trial. My “personality” is to be bold and direct with little thought to who I may offend. For many years, my natural inclination was to “speak the truth,” defining love only by how boldly I spoke; rather than how much grace my words contained. My attitude was often, “I’m ‘standing up for the truth;’  it’s your problem if you can’t take it.” Have you ever done that?

This often made  my words “sounding brass” (1 Corinthians 13:1) and actually kept people from hearing what I was actually trying to say – regardless of whether or not it was right. Some of this was immaturity; some of it was pride.

Do you speak the truth in love? Or do you simply speak what you believe to be true, and then define that as love?

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