“A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in airing his own opinions.” Proverbs 18:2
When I picked up David Powlison’s book Speaking Truth in Love I of course imagined myself speaking truth with love to people I love! This Proverb is probably closer to what the book’s theme is intended to communicate concerning truth speaking.
It is loving to bring truth to people’s hearts. Not as the world does with callous belligerence and a Simon Cowell attitude that is unwilling to weigh the impact of harshly spoken words. That habitual “truth hurts” speaking style is evidence that love is not his motivator.