Galatians 6:1 says, “Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome [ensnared] by some sin, you who are godly should gently restore that person back onto the right path…….” My peeps in the medical field will appreciate this Greek translation because restore literally represents a dislocated limb reduced to its place. It’s of no coincidence Paul chose this term. He was addressing the ‘body’ of Christ so it was very appropriate for him to refer to it accordingly. Notice, the member is not completely severed from the body but it is simply dislocated from the body. Anybody that has ever dislocated a limp knows that both the limp and the entire body is adversely impacted. Therefore, one of the most important steps in relocating a limb is to prevent the person from going into shock. This is probably why Paul advised the Church to gently restore the believer. Meekness is the gift of the Holy Spirit working in our spirit (Ga 5:22, 25). “Meekness” is that temper of spirit towards God whereby we accept His dealings without disputing; then, towards men, whereby we endure meekly their provocations, and do not withdraw ourselves from the burdens which their sins imposes upon the entire body. So today remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins. (James 5:20)




About Lowellpinnock

I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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