August 1st, 2016
We Can Precipitously Fall into Sin
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. (Galatians 6:1 KJV)
This scripture verse is good solid advice for Christians to heed and take to their heart.
It is always easier to hear about how we are supposed to live as professing Christians. Implementing godly living in our own life is much harder to consistently apply. Our action, aligned together with the strength and power of God, makes accomplishing these changes possible and eternally effective.
It is always easier to look upon sin at work in another’s life and choose to turn away in high-minded and self-righteous disgust than it is to choose to come face to face with a flagrantly sinning brother or sister in Christ. It is even harder to follow through with biblically rebuking them and restoring them in love as (2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Ephesians 4:15) instructs.
Restoring another brother or sister requires the man or woman of God to step gently near a pile of debris left behind by sin without becoming stuck in a playpen of mud themselves. This can be accomplished through stepping on the stones God has provided for the particular journey at hand.