Friday, February 21, 2014

Speak Life by Toby Mac

This video for Toby Mac's song was just released this past week. Love this song. Watch for the quote from Brendan Manning at the end.

According to Martin Luther, the Eighth Commandment--"Do not bear false witness against your neighbor"--commands us not just to refrain from lying about others, but also obligates us to be affirming of them. In The Small Catechism, Luther writes about the deeper meaning of this command:
We are to fear and love God so that we do not betray, slander, or lie about our neighbor, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain his actions in the kindest way.
More importantly, Jesus teaches that when we berate others or treat them as though they didn't exist or as though we didn't want them to exist, we're guilty of murder.

Instead, we're to speak life!

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