Doing Good to All
1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently.
How many times we accuse or look down them who fall in a sin..? When we call them brothers and sisters, we should be depressed every time we see they are not in the track... we are called to restore those persons gently...not with mad, impatience, and judgment...
But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.
Then, set my boundaries and keep my heart and mind focus on Jesus. Ask for His Spirit guiding each step I take.
2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Remember that they who fall in a sin, they must feel weak and sometimes do not know how to rise again. We are called to live by helping each other.
3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load.
Then, although we are called to help them, truly it is only by His grace and the work of Holy Spirit. There is no reason to be proud of ourselves, think that "we are something", and also to judge them because of their weaknesses.
6Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
For them who are ministered by us, let us pray that they may share with us. Let they feel free to share whatever they feel and experience: struggling, tears, and even success or another good things.
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
For God is Holy and He cannot compromise with any sin. He is serious about this, so He gave us His Only Son as a living sacrifice. "What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?" Romans 6:1-2
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Cheer up! We are not alone. As stated above, we are helping each other. Don't be weary in doing good. "But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded." (2 Chronicles 15:7)
Wherever we are placed, whenever we are called, and whatever we are doing now... May this passage speaks to us according to what condition we are facing today....My prayer today is"May He Himself according to His mercy and grace, set our eyes like His eyes to see each person as the image of God. Although, they fall in sin and looks like worthless to fight for, remember we are called to RESTORE THEM GENTLY..."