READ: “Watch yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him. If he repents, forgive him.” Lk 17.3.
THINK: We can’t refuse to forgive a brother and expect God’s forgiveness, Mt 6.12-15. Forgiveness is more than not taking a brother’s error into account; it seeks his restoration through loving confrontation. He who loves rebukes; letting a brother continue in sin shows a lack of concern for his eternal destiny.
ACT: Show love by rebuking; seek a brother’s restoration.
PRAY: Father, thank you for forgiving me; help me to extend the same forgiveness to my brothers and sisters in love and by confronting when necessary.
ASK: What words will transmit love when it comes time to rebuke?