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.

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All Christians have His dark closet, we are apt to hide our sins and keep it between God and us. Every now and then a spotlight exposes or sins and we can’t help but admit we are at fault. This is shaky ground in the community of believers. We have three choices when we are confronted with someone caught in a fault. One you can just act like nothing is wrong, this will just enforce their bad behavior. Second and this is a popular response we think more than we say. First we what to tear them down this makes us feel bigger. Second we may chastise them in a attitude of superiority. This will discourage them in their walk. The third response can be to first realize what sins God has forgiven you and how did He respond to you faults?  God is slow to anger and His mercy knows no bounds. His Grace is not giving us what we deserve, lets have the same mind when God bring a christian into our lives who is at fault, and restore them with patience, and gentleness. Ask yourself how you would want someone to restore you if you were caught in a fault. Again Paul refers to the Spirit, and us being spiritual in our response. Not only to restore them back to right standing with God. But also you will not be hindering their walk, how you deal with a young Christian can impact their christian walk. And most of all keep watch on yourself, do not become high minded with your self-assurance unless you also are tempted. Where restoration is involved so it Satan, who would love nothing better than to cause a riff in the body of Christ. And with this said we need to keep in mind we are in the body of Christ, we need to healers not hurlers. Lesson here is how spiritual are you?

Gregory Lane