Daily Reflections

To Tell the Truth

August 24, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. —James 5:20

It’s hard to go to someone and show them the truth about their life—maybe about as hard as someone coming to us and telling us the truth about our life. But we need each other. I have a friend who says, “The last man to know he has a rip in his jacket is the man who has it on.”

That’s why we need to love each other. If someone wanders from the truth, it’s the loving thing to go and say, “Let me help restore you.” Not just to talk about that person to someone else, but to go to that person and risk the possible rejection or misunderstanding that they may not receive what you say.

Some of my best friends are the people who have loved me enough to tell me the truth. It hurts at the moment, but I’m so thankful to have these types of people in my life. “Faithful are the wounds of a friend” (Prov. 27:6).

Make it Personal

Do you welcome others sharing the truth with you about your life and needs? Are you discerning about pointing out truth to others?