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TEMPTATION (Gal 6:1)

Once upon a story about two friends Dunni and Yomi, they loved each other and had a lot of things in common so got along really well. They were on their way home from an outing one day when Yomi fell into a ditch, this was because he was so much engrossed in their discussion and had losed his focus. As soon as this happened, Dunni looked at him and left him there in the ditch. Strange, right?

Let’s see this scripture:

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

It’s not impossible for a fellow believer to lose focus, he can get carried away with the cares of this world and fall into sin. So what you are expected to do if that happens is to pull the person out and help him up. It would be rather strange to see a fellow believer wallowing in sin and ignore. In fact it is a crime for us.

As seen in the scripture above you are to gently and humbly help the person. You are to CORRECT the person IN LOVE, not blaming the person for his situation, not criticizing, not judging but with humility and spiritual strength pull him out. The word of God says in Ephesians 4:15 to speak the truth in love, this means you will actually speak up and correct the person but it will be with love. So when you act with a love mindset, it will be in humility and gentleness.

The latter part of Gal 6:1 says you also should be careful not to fall into the same temptation. That means temptations will actually come but you should watch, you should be careful, pay close attention to yourself not to fall.

1 Corinthians 10:12 If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall.

~Diekolola

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