Instead, by truth spoken in love, we are to grow in every way into Him—the Anointed One, the head.
One of the key aspects of love that you don’t hear much about today is speaking the truth, because if you love someone you tell them the truth. We are told by many today that to go to someone and address any sin in their life is in fact judging them and not walking in love, when in fact to not do so is to not walk in the love of God. Proverbs does tell us that love covers a multitude of sin, but that refers to forgiving those who have wronged you.
Galatians 6:1 tells us that if a believer is caught in sin, those who are spiritual (not flesh ruled) are to go to them to try and restore them, helping them get out of their sin. That is what love does. As scripture reveals in 1 John 4:8, God is love, and Jesus was God manifested in the flesh. Jesus also said that He only did what He was directed by His Father (Love) to do. Ephesians 5:1 tells us, we as God’s children are to imitate Him.
Jesus (Love Himself) told a man who was healed by Him, ” See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” When a prostitute was brought to Him after all the religious leaders left, Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” To condemn means to judge one to damnation. That is not our place, but again He addresses her sin by telling her to stop. That is what love does. Love speaks the truth, it does not overlook someone’s sin and stay silent. And for those who receive it, the truth will set them free.