Our Duty To Forgive

Galatians 6:1
“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.
There is an important book in the glove compartment of your vehicle. It is called the owner’s manual. Automobile manufacturers discovered that they could prevent many problems if they would provide new owners a troubleshooting/maintenance guidebook. I use mine twice a year to reset the clock.
God has provided us a manual, the Bible, for everyday use. Sometimes, we skip over the parts we do not need at the moment, but they are there when needed. The Bible has instructions and helps for every situation. Some pertain to individual believers, to pastors and others to a church as a whole.
God’s children have not reached perfection. Suddenly, without notice, one can find himself falling headlong over a stumbling block placed by Satan. Therefore, He inspired Paul to teach them membership management. The instructions found in Galatians 6:1 are for restoring church members to the fellowship of a church.
Most of the time no one plans on sinning, it happens when a person makes a wrong choice. When a fellow member gets caught up in sin, spiritually mature Christians are to go to them prayerfully, privately and respectfully to offer love and spiritual counseling.
Restoration is always the goal of the spiritual leaders in a church when a brother lets sins overtake him.
Beverly Barnett

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