Day 293: Speak Up!

20 Oct, 2015

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
Jeremiah 35:1-36:32
1 Timothy 5:1-25
Psalm 89:14-37
Proverbs 25:25-27
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear. – 1 Tim 5:20

If someone sins, address it in that moment. Don’t wait until the “time is right.” If you let the moment pass without offering correction, you are giving up on an invaluable learning opportunity forever: both for that person, and for you!

How many times have you really wanted to tell someone they are out of line, but you waited? “I’ll tell them tomorrow,” you say. “I’ll wait until nobody else is around,” you tell yourself. But if you wait, you won’t end up saying anything!

This verse does not mean that we should seek to shame and embarrass other people in public. It means that we should not let any opportunity to share Godly wisdom slip away. Put your feelings into words. Be gentle! Say what God has given you to say, before it’s too late.


Father, help me to speak up! You will fill my mouth with speech when it needs to be full. Help me to speak up and speak out!

© Michael D. White, 2015. All rights reserved.