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Week 6: Day 4
Truth in Relationships

Scripture to meditate on:
So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.

That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body. “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, – Ephesians 4:17-26

Here the scripture highlights the importance of truth in our relationships. Today, contemplate the role of truthfulness in building and nurturing meaningful connections with others.

Questions to ponder:

  • How do honesty and truthfulness contribute to healthy relationships in your life?
  • Can you think of a situation where speaking the truth, even when difficult, had a positive impact on a relationship?
  • In what ways can you practice speaking truthfully to your neighbors and fellow members of the body of Christ?
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