From Pastor Perry

09/28/2017 Matt. 18:15-20

Matthew 18:15–20 (ESV)

If Your Brother Sins Against You

15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18 Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

 

This is one of the more important verses for sanctification, or personal growth.  I wouldn’t put it as a salvation issue, yet I could make that argument.  It deals more with our daily walk and how we treat others.  The way of the world is… if someone sins against you, shout it out to the world.  Let everybody know!  But the Bible states differently.  Instead of telling everybody, the Bible says to go straight to that person and talk to them.  If that doesn’t work, take one two or three witnesses and confront them.  If they still don’t repent, then tell it to the church.  Where would the world be if we all lived this way?  We are to build up instead of destroying each other.  It is easier for the sinner to repent and come back into the group if nobody else knows.    If you have told others, then you have sinned by gossiping (whether true or not).

 

I pray: O Lord, help me to deal with others as I would want to be dealt.  Help me to go straight to the person instead of telling everyone else.  Help me to be a peace maker.  Amen.

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