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Proverbs 26:5 NASB

How do we answer a fool? That is a very important question to consider. We know we are not to resort to their level. That pretty much means stay out of Facebook spats. It also seems to suggest a level of responsibility in helping them realize their error. That seems like a highly unlikely thing to do. This verse tells us to respond sharply, directly, and clearly. It also tells us not to do it to necessarily be instructive, but just to be wise and precise. It is to be done in such a way that the other person stops pushing their point. This verse implies we are to use wisdom and that we be very truthful and clear. It is not our goal to dominate or bring attention to ourselves, which could be a strong temptation. This is about, as Paul says, speaking the truth in love. Surprisingly, silence is not given as an option in this situation, which would often result in a person feeling right or arrogant. Today, as God directs, speak into the lives around you, yet avoid quarrels, and always be guided by love and truth. #BeTheEdge


“…but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,” Ephesians 4:15 NASB


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