Scattering Sheep

 

Dear God, I pray in the name of Jesus that all of you out there are well physically mentally spiritually and financially. I hope that although things may not be as you would like them to be that you continuously keep hope alive don’t give up, don’t cave in, and do not stop pressing in because God said he would never leave nor forsake his faithful ones.
Galatians 6: 1 says “my friends if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness.” Because Proverbs 18: says A brother (or sister) offended is more unyielding than a strong city, and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
However, John 7:24 ESV warns us saying “Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” Galatians 5:26 says “Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” We can judge within the family of Christ because we must uphold the Christian faith and draw non-believers to believe. One of the main reasons people slander Christianity is because of hypocrites who stay in church but are doing the most dirt. Colossians 1:28 says, “Him (Jesus) we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” Nevertheless, 2 Thessalonians 3:15 ESV says “Do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother. (or sister) Then, Titus 3:10 says that “As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him.”
Phony Christians are scattering sheep instead of gathering them. We must lift up the body of Christ and motivate people to come to Jesus not run from Jesus. Proverbs 10:17 tells us that “Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.”

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