Pristine Grace

How To Maintain Peace and Friendship
by Henry Mahan
How To Maintain Peace and Friendship

    The question is asked, “By what method can we maintain peace and friendship with most people?”  Now I know that there are many, many things involved here; but if it can be narrowed down to one critical point, I would say what Paul said in Titus 3:2, “Speak evil of no man.”  A man's name, reputation, and character are tender topics and ought to be handled most carefully; for an attack upon him in this area will bring retaliation.

    Men may disagree, dispute, and walk their separate ways and still live in peace. But to speak evil OF a man is to attack his name and character, and that will destroy peace.

    Someone said, “Let our gossip of others pass through three doors

  1. Is it true?
     
  2. Is it kind?
     
  3. Is it necessary?"