Friday, June 28, 2013

Messianic Tip of the Day: KAIROS

It's one thing to know how to speak persuasively (pathos, ethos, logos), but you also need to know WHEN to speak persuasively (kairos).  Kairos is knowing when to keep your mouth shut and also when to jump in there, seize the moment, and speak with authority.

It's tough for us Messianics!  The Christian will tell you, "We're not under the Law!" And the Exclusionist will tell you, "You're only bound to the Noahide law!"  


A Messianic gentleman told me and my wife this week that we were only bound to the Noahide laws.  Fortunately, I have full confidence in my wife's understanding of Messianic Theology.  I didn't need to correct the gentleman.  I practiced KAIROS in the negative sense of refraining from speaking.  I could've easily refuted him.  The so-called "Noahide laws" are easily refuted.  But I held my peace.  

So, if you're Messianic, and you're interacting with Christians or Exclusionists this weekend, be sure to practice KAIROS:  know when to be silent and when to speak with conviction!  

Shabbat Shalom!!


  1. I'm reminded of 2 of my favorite proverbs:
    Prov. 26:4-5

    4Do not answer a fool according to his folly,
    Or you will also be like him.

    5Answer a fool as his folly deserves,
    That he not be wise in his own eyes.