We are often tempted to use the Word of God as a launchpad for attacking other people. We study the Bible and come across a verse of Scripture that teaches against a particular vice and we are quick to send it to one of our “friends” that we believe is involved in that.
We are in Church and the Pastor preaches against something and we look left to that brother that we are certain is doing that thing. We hear or read a message that condemns a sin and we are even willing to take the pain to type it out and send to that sinner that we know, not in love, but in judgement.
Of course the Bible tells us that the Word of God is for reproof and correction (2Tim 3:16) but we feel exempt from such reproof as long as we are not the ones involved in such acts of sin. If we love our neighbors as ourselves (as we are commanded to), I believe we should learn to reproof in love and not in judgement.
I was tempted to do that today, hence this post.
Food for thought:
1 Corinthians 10:12 “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”
We all have our points of weaknesses. Don’t judge others just because you are strong in their own area of weakness.