The Gift of Truth Tellers

The Gift of Truth Tellers

What a gift it is to have trusted, spiritual friends to encourage, support, and guide us. Friends who speak the truth—God’s truth—are valuable friends indeed. Their concern for us, and their discernment and wisdom, may at times prompt them to speak truths that are difficult for us to hear. These words are gifts from God, also. Think of the restoration God worked in David’s life by sending Nathan to speak truth to him. Who can you trust to tell you the truth? How do you treat the truth tellers in your life? Do you welcome their honesty? Do you seek out their perspective?

Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. —Proverbs 27:6

Prayer: God, open our hearts to receive the things You want to tell us through others. Remove our pride and self-sufficiency; unstop our ears; flush away our fear. Open our hearts and minds to receive correction so that we can more faithfully lead like Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.