Ensure that you practice showin the same grace, mercy, and love that Christ showed you when correcting another believer

Posted: November 9, 2016 in Articles, Religion
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It seems that far too many “Christians” seem to think that the Bible (that one should be thoughtfully reading daily) doesn’t cover that we should confront (not condemn) anti-Christ-like behavior.
Well…it does and i submit the following scriptures as evidence with the caveat that this confrontation MUST be done with the grace, mercy, and love that Christ showed when He cleaned us up from our formerly (and often-times STILL…it’s why we need Jesus EVERY day) evil lives.  
Many in the church are good at correcting others but they lack grace, mercy, and therefore love when doing so and thus are no better than the world when they behave in such a way (I have been very guilty of this which is why I can speak on it).
We can/will be able to show grace, mercy, and love (as we mature) if we keep in mind that the “Master” loved us when we were pitiful, sinful, weak-minded, and degenerately-lost souls:
1 Corinthians‬ ‭5:9-13‬ ‭MSG‬‬

“I wrote you in my earlier letter that you shouldn’t make yourselves at home among the sexually promiscuous. I didn’t mean that you should have nothing at all to do with outsiders of that sort. Or with crooks, whether blue- or white-collar. Or with spiritual phonies, for that matter. You’d have to leave the world entirely to do that! But I am saying that you shouldn’t act as if everything is just fine when a friend who claims to be a Christian is promiscuous or crooked, is flip with God or rude to friends, gets drunk or becomes greedy and predatory. You can’t just go along with this, treating it as acceptable behavior. I’m not responsible for what the outsiders do, but don’t we have some responsibility for those within our community of believers? God decides on the outsiders, but we need to decide when our brothers and sisters are out of line and, if necessary, clean house.”

Have ‭‭a JESUS-filled day and remember to show HIS love when dealing with correction or He will deal with you…like He did with me which is againnwhy I can write this…LOL!!!
Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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