Speak Plainly

1 Corinthians 2:1

… I did not come, with superiority of speech…

One of the reasons you got into this argument is that they think they know it all. They come off with this “highfalutin” attitude that they have all the answers. Those “know it all” kinds of people really get to you, don’t they? Well, don’t become one of them. Don’t get up on your high horse and try to one up them in word and deed.

Present your case simply and aim at being understood.

Jesus didn’t come into the world to show people He was, “all that”. He was humble, spoke plainly and honestly. Those characteristics drew people to him. Use those same tactics in dealing with everyone. Just because you have the book knowledge and the college degrees doesn’t mean you have the right to beat people over the head with your diplomas. Talk plainly and simply like Jesus did.

  1. What does speaking plainly and honestly mean to you?
  2. Name some people that you know that speak that way.
  3. What makes them different?  Does it work?