When dealing with other people, especially other believers when we have disagreements with them, do you tend to come against them or come alongside them? Do you tend to get argumentative and accusatory or do you speak with them while maintaining a heart that is faithful and loyal to them as brothers or sisters in Christ, even if you feel they are wrong and you are right?
I am sometimes amazed at how “unChristian” Christians can sometimes be when it comes to how we speak and relate with one another. I’ve heard believers speak to each other in ways and in tones that they would never use with “unchurched” people for fear they would not be a good witness for Christ and turn them off to the gospel! And yet, we cannot maintain a level of respect and love for those who are our fellow gospel-believers and gospel-receivers?