Action: Rebuke

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?


J. Randal Matheny

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