Speak Words of Truth - February 22, 2022

Admonishment is high-octane encouragement. The word literally means “putting in mind.” To admonish is to deposit truth into a person’s thoughts. It might take the form of discipline, encouragement, or affirmation. It may be commendation or correction. Above all, admonishment is truth spoken into a difficult circumstance. It inserts the chlorine tablet of veracity into the algae of difficulty.

Admonishment speaks up. Yes, we hold the hand of the struggler. Yes, we bring water to the thirsty. And yes, yes, yes, we speak words of truth into moments of despair. Dare we sit idly by while Satan spreads his lies? By no means! Ephesians 6, verse 11: “Put on the full armor of God.”