or not speaking at all. I like to give my point of view. I like to tell people when I think they are wrong. I feel it is my moral obligation to say if something is morally wrong. And as I think back, the Holy Spirit is helping me to see how I have lost the point of doing this. We must speak the truth in love, or sometimes not speak at all, because we get lost in our cause of trying to be right and lose the cause of love.
Looking back, I can see where I've gone wrong trying to voice my opinion on blogs - and how in trying to defend my point of view, I lost the point.
"Words fitly spoken are like apples of gold in a setting of silver." Proverbs
We will give account for every careless word, it says. I think that we can begin to give account for our careless words now, and get our judgment out of the way early (avoid the rush!)
I have been giving account for some careless words lately, and, realizing how God is saying: "that's OK, I don't need your all-seeing eye, scrutinizing everything everyone does, catching every little thing they do wrong. I am better at seeing what is right and wrong, and I can see further, even into the heart."
Note: the idea "avoid the rush" comes from Burt Rosenberg who says "die early, avoid the rush." That's one of my favorite of his lines!