Faith In Action ‘Being A Friend’

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There are many people only to willing to tell us, what we are doing wrong, in our lives. But there is a very simple thing to remember is when we are pointing our fingers at someone else, there are three fingers pointing back at us.

There is a difference in being instructed by The Lord to help other believers make right choices and get back of the right path when they have done something wrong [against what God requires}.

Galatians 6 verse1: “Brothers {and Sisters}. if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such person with a gentle spirit, watching out yourselves so you won’t be tempted also”.

James 5 verses 19 and 20;
V 19: “My brothers {and sisters}, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back, V20 he should know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his {her}ways will save his {her} life from death and cover a multitude of sins”.

An example for this comes from the story of Abigail in the First Book of Samuel.

1 Samuel chapter 25: Abigail heard that David and his men were on their way to take revenge on her husband, Nabal, and their household for Nabal insolence. Abigail appealed to David by reminding him that he was God’s man. after all that the Lord had done to keep him safe, did David want to take vengeance himself.

David quickly stopped his vow of vengeance when confronted by Abigail challenge. David was a man after God’s own heart, and he found he wanted to be right with God more than he wanted to seek vengeance against Nabal.

As well as keeping ourselves on the right path, We are all commanded by God to help other believers make right choices and get back on the right path. That is part of being a good friend to our brothers and sisters in Christ, We never know when we might need their help in a tricky situation. Faith in action, requires us to be as good a friend to others as Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend is to us.

God Bless.

O F J.

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