Fear comes from focusing on the costs of speaking up. Courage comes from focusing on the costs of staying silent. (Ashley Judd, American actress)

With so many “peaceful demonstrations” and activists of all kinds taking to public forums, there is certainly no lack of people “speaking up.” No doubt many honest thinkers are reluctant to speak out because of the potential hurtful rhetoric in return. However, if truth-seekers remain silent, how will others learn about the legitimate truths that need to be told? Speak up!

An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies . . . Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed (Proverbs 12:17, 19).