“If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man” (James 3:2). Who would claim never to have stumbled in communicating about others?
With all the problems among believers today, it can easily happen that one gets used to talking about others.
The Scriptures give us very concrete principles of communication, some of which are explained in this booklet.
When reading the following lines, the reader will notice that our practice unfortunately often deviates very much from God’s thoughts. The compiler of this text has recognized his own failure in the light of Scripture, and has confessed this before the Lord. In the last section, the reader of these lines is encouraged to humble themselves before the Lord, if they know themselves to be guilty of this in their own lives as well, and to discuss it with others in their local assemblies.
Our prayer for the future is, that the Lord would help us all, both personally and collectively, to maintain the high biblical standard in all our communications and to intervene and rapidly correct in a helpful way when we witness such violations of scriptural principles.
May the Lord help us to be more filled with His Spirit and that we would be more found to be to the glory of our Master—individually and collectively!
Saddle-stitched, 36 pages