Is it wrong to confront a Christian who is not living according to the Bible? Is confrontation love? In this Ministry Minute, Jesse Duplantis gives us some insight.
Is confrontation love, and if so, how do you confront in love? And what does confronting in love look like for Christian believers? In this Ministry Minute video, Jesse Duplantis answers these questions.
While it may be easy to overlook or ignore sin in another’s life, as Christian believers we must hold ourselves to a higher standard. We should confront gently with the goal of leading that person to a place of restoration.
Galatians 6:1 confirms this: “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.”
This is how we confront in love and reflects the true definition of love that God outlined through the Apostle Paul in Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth: “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
How do we confront in love? We confront in love with humility and patience, not judgment or condemnation. Hopefully, the people we confront will receive the correction and change their ways. Even if they don’t, we have done our part by speaking truth to them. And of course, we can pray the prayer of faith over them so that their life reflects God’s work in their lives.
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