Pastor Mike Sharrett recently preached a sermon entitled “The Beauty of Well Placed Words” preaching from Proverbs 25:11.
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.”
As someone who delights and strives to increase in his theological education there is a tendency (which we are mostly unaware of) to quickly find and point out errors and suspicions in others worldviews or theological frameworks. This post has helped me hold my tongue and reevaluate my heart when tempted. This is an older post from Mark Dever concerning criticism. Click here for the whole thing:
1. Directly, not indirectly.
2. Seriously, not humorously.
3. As if it’s important, not casually.
4. Privately, not publicly.
5. Out of love for them, not to express your feeling or frustration.