Sometimes it isn’t easy or pleasant to tell someone the truth they need to hear. But, if you love them, you’ll tell them the truth no matter how hard it is. We must love our neighbors enough to tell them the unvarnished, raw, truth of God’s word!
I hope that I made it very clear to John that I took no pleasure in telling him what I had to tell him in answer to his direct question. I didn’t do it because I wanted to or because I enjoyed it. I did it because I love his soul.