S: They said to Jesus, “Teacher, we know that you’re an honest man of integrity and you teach us the truth of God’s ways. We can clearly see that you’re not one who speaks only to win the people’s favor, because you speak the truth without regard to the consequences. Matthew 22:16b (TPT)
O: Hard truths. You weren’t then, and you aren’t now, afraid to speak them.
A: This is the type of leader I want to follow. This is the type of friend I want to have in my life. One who loves me so much they aren’t afraid to say the hard things – even if it hurts, and even if it’s not popular.
And that’s the kind of leader and friend I want to be first.
One who loves so fiercely that I’m not afraid to speak up when it’s time. One who can speak the truth in LOVE and won’t cower away from the hard stuff.
I can’t do that without You.
P: Lord, speak to me. Speak through me. Mold my heart so much after Yours that what comes out of my mouth is from the love You’ve given me. Please help me to be wise in Your ways and in Your truth. And let me ALWAYS lead with love.
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