“Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.”
I think it’s our human nature to judge someone based on things they do that might not be what we would do ourselves. Some people do things that clearly are against what God says. When someone acts out of character, that’s when they need to be shown love and grace the most. It’s our responsibility to carry them back to the Cross so they can find the power to overcome sin, it is not our responsibility to judge them.
God has given us the ability to discern right from wrong. He has also given us free will to make our own choices. You will see people sin all the time. You sin. In some cases, it may be appropriate to confront them in love, however, it’s important to remember not to judge them. This could keep them from experiencing God’s grace. One of the responsibilities we have as Christian’s is to lead people to God and we can do this by showing grace and mercy at times where it may be most difficult. You can show others God’s mercy by gently helping to restore them in a relationship with Christ. You can do this just by the way you live your life and extend the grace God has given you, to others.
When someone falls, don’t beat them down – help them up. Being judgmental, critical and condemning when you’re a Christian turns people off to Christ. Don’t ruin your witness by treating others poorly. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
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