Apostle Grace Lubega
Galatians 6:1 (AMP); Brethren, If any person is overtaken in misconduct or sin of any sort, you who are spiritual [who are responsive to and controlled by the Spirit] should set him right and restore and reinstate him, without any sense of superiority and with all gentleness, keeping an attentive eye on yourself, lest you should be tempted also.
It is possible to fall into temptation for the same thing you have judged a sister or brother.
This is why our theme scripture requires that you “restore and reinstate him WITHOUT ANY SENSE OF SUPERIORITY…LEST YOU SHOULD BE TEMPTED ALSO.”
It is a good thing to seek to restore a fellow brother or sister but the Bible has set out clear principles and patterns for doing so and our theme scripture presents one of these patterns and principles.
Sometimes, fellow Christians criticise, ridicule and openly condemn fellow brethren in the name of restoration.
They do so with a sense of superiority as mentioned in our theme scripture.
I have learnt that people only feel morally superior because their faults are not public.
The fact is that we are all a work in progress and as such, none of us is perfect in the flesh.
If you treat sisters and brothers like they are lesser than you simply because they did something wrong, the Bible warns that you too will be tempted.
It means that you may find yourself entangled by the same weakness or something worse.
Restoration requires maturity and this maturity is grounded in love.
So, beloved saint, make the choice to love above judgment for this is the way of they that understand the bond of Christian brotherhood.
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 14:4; Luke 6:37
Restoration of the brethren requires maturity and this maturity is grounded in love
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I give You praise for this day. Thank You for this instruction on the perfect and excellent way of love. There are many choices that present themselves to us every day; things we might do because we think we are justified or because we have been hurt, but in all, I choose love and will choose it over and over again. I make the choice this day never to judge my brethren but to be constrained by the love that covers a multitude of sins. To the glory of Your name. Amen.