1 Corinthians 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
If you ever find yourself in the uncomfortable position of trying to help someone by pointing out a sinful area of their life, or you ever try to resolve a church dispute, you will have your hands full. People will squirm, twist, and even yell at you as you begin to point to their faults. Then when they have heard as much as they believe they can stand, they become Bible theologians. Usually, you will hear something such as, “you call yourself a Christian?” Another popular one is, “the Bible says Judge Not!” Well, it does say judge not several times, but you must read the rest of it to know what the passages really mean. Usually it is talking of someone who for the sake enjoyment or self-elevation loves to point out people’s sin. If that is what is happening to them, they are right. However, if you are truly trying to help then, most likely that is not what is going on.
If you are ever approached by a brother or sister in Christ, someone who you know really loves you, and with the truth of the scripture they address an area which the Holy Spirit might be doing some work on anyway, do not take it out on the messenger. If we who claim to have love, one towards another cannot be of help to each other, allowing us to grow in the body of Christ… then who is going to help.
Before we ever try to help another person, we must ask for help ourselves. God is the one and only true counselor of the heart. All we can and should be doing is really pointing others and ourselves back to Him.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Joshua 21, 22 / Psalm 94:1-11 / Proverbs 20 / 1 Corinthians 4-6
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Judges 10-11 / Luke 12:35-59
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director