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Scripture Session: Don’t Let Helping Lead to Tempting

Galatians 6:1 NIV

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.

It’s our job as believers in Christ to help those that are in sin which is sometimes opposite of what we preach.  When a known sinner comes to a church or tries to turn their life around people will often judge them.  Believers try to remove non-believers from their lives and avoid places where sinners hang out like clubs, bars, strip joints, prisons, and many other places.  However, while we don’t have to necessarily be best of friends with people that aren’t living right, we do have obligation to try to share the message of Christ with them.  We can’t increase and advance the kingdom of God without engaging and interacting with intentional sinners.  However, when we do engage with them, we have to remember that while we operate based off God’s guidance that everyone else is living off their flesh.  We need to make sure that we don’t get separate from God’s presence and fall into the same level of thinking the sinner we are trying to help are in.  For example, you ever seen someone try to break up a fight peacefully and end up getting involved in the fight?  Or have you heard stories of preachers, pastors, and or other church leaders become involved in sin when they are supposed to be helping lead folks to Christ?  We need to be careful that when we try to relate and help those that are enslaved by sin that we don’t end up tempted in the process.  That’s why its critical that we are led by God and his spirit when we are trying to engage people that are being directed by evil spirits.

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