Happy Friday Saints.
This week, we’ve looked at supporting those whose love has grown cold and helping those who are weak.
Jude 22 says, “HAVE MERCY ON THOSE WHO WAVER.”
Some of our brothers and sisters in Christ are struggling in their faith right now. Some need to be shown a little mercy and compassion instead of being criticised or condemned for lacking faith.
It’s ironic that when we are down, and our own faith is weak that we want MERCY, but when others are struggling in a similar manner, we judge them quite harshly. And instead of offering support, we tell them what “we think” is wrong with them. But something doesn’t always have to be wrong for someone to feel discouraged or weak.
If we are not careful, we can be like the “teachers of the law” who’d rather stone people than show them mercy and restore them. And even though feeling discouraged is not a sin, we approach the downcast with little to no MERCY at all.
It’s difficult to “comfort the discouraged” and “help the weak” when our hands are holding stones.
And even if another believer’s problem is sin-related, Galatians 1:6 says that if someone “IS OVERTAKEN IN ANY TRESPASS, YOU WHO ARE SPIRITUAL RESTORE SUCH A ONE IN A SPIRIT OF GENTLENESS.”
Too many Christians are being judged and crushed by brothers and sisters whose responsibility is to nurture, strengthen and restore.
If you are strong – PRAISE THE LORD. Use your God-given strength to comfort and help others. It is a wonderful privilege to restore others IN A SPIRIT OF GENTLENESS.
Have a fabulous weekend.
God bless, and lots’a love,