We live in a shameless time when godly people who try to correct someone are wrongly labeled judgmental. The truth is we are lovingly attempting to deliver people from judgment.

II Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given …for correction…”

The disobedient excuse themselves saying that the godly person is judging; however, “speaking the truth in love” has the goal of delivering the people we love from judgment.

Perhaps the real problem is much like the people that God addressed in Zephaniah 3:2 & 5 “She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God. The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.”

-Pastor Joseph Shihady
Ephesians 4:15 “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:”