Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.Galatians 6:1
Restore What is Broken
Have you ever had a friend struggle with sin? You watched from the outside and wished that there was a way you could help him/her? Well this verse gives us advice for helping someone like that and also a warning. Go to your friend and gently and humbly help that person back on the right path. How can you do this? Well, first, pray for your friend. Pray that God would give you an opportunity to approach your friend with gentleness and humility. The more we invest in a relationship, the better chance we will have confronting others when they are living in sin. When you have the opportunity, make sure you speak with gentleness so your friend understands that you care about them as much as the Lord does.
This verse also issues a warning: do not fall into the same temptation as your friend. When you are trying to speak with your friend, make sure you are standing on a firm foundation. Your relationship with God should be solid so you won’t be tempted toward the same things that they are. God’s presence will be with you as you confront your friend.
A Prayer to Remember
I pray for my friends who are entangled in sin. Give me opportunities to speak to them and help them seek you. Amen