Sound Speech that Cannot be Condemned

Discussion in 'The Pilgrims Progress' started by Joshua, Aug 8, 2019.

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  1. Joshua

    Joshua Administrator Staff Member

    Here is a great passage from Titus for us to consider in all our conversation, including our interactions here (Titus 2:6-8):

    Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.​

    Surely the young men does not exclude older men, women, etc. Rather, I am sure the Apostle is overlapping all these characteristics according to age, gender, place, and station. And, obviously, according to sphere of influence, this admonition applies to all/any. But what a great thought to mull upon before every post. Sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who are not in agreement with you would be ashamed if they spoke evil of you, but without justification. I do like Sibbes' admonition (paraphrased):

    It would be a good contest amongst Christians, the one labour to give no offense, the other labour to take none.
     
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