Truly Serving God

"For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, for a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:"  (I Thessalonians 2:5)

Everything we do must contribute to our spiritual life.  Talking must not be a pastime.  As you are disciplining yourself, physically, mentally and spiritually in the will of God, you are becoming an iron defense for your home.  St. Paul did not use flattering words.  Flattery is the most destructive weapon.  A man who causes you wounds by speaking the truth to you truly loves you and does good to you.  Always seek to tell the truth in love.  If the person is not prepared wait for an opportune moment when he will be ready to receive it.  St. Paul did not speak with a covetous motive.  God knows our needs and cares for us.  This consciousness is our gain.  Our great gain is that God is with us.  To equip ourselves holily and unblameably in all aspects of our life is our gain.  The winning of a soul is a great gain.  We must be real evangelists.  Do not flatter anybody.