Daily Devotional: Restore Backsliding Brethren.
Topic: Restore Backsliding Brethren
Memorize: Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Galatians 6:1 KJV
Read: Galatians 6:1-3 1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
God is not interested in the death of any sinner and I know he will never like to see any of his own return to sin and their former manners. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:4 that God will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. He’s therefore positioning you as messenger of His word and a restorer of the weak. You must be your brother’s keeper with every readiness to correct in love as Jesus has given you the measure of grace.
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 KJV
One of the works of faith that will be greatly rewarded is soul winning and restoration of the lost. You are expected to take up this task and be relevant in the programme of God for this generation. It will be bad to see you mocking any backslider near you. There’s nothing to rejoice about the failure of any person and you must guide your brethren out of error and show them the way that leads to live eternal.
James 5:19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
Help the backsliding Christians to embrace the love of God again through prayers, follow up and counseling. Bear in their burdens and encourage them to forsake the path of destruction but follow the Lord even to the end. Jesus cares for all and wants to see us in the mansions he’s gone to prepare for those who will endure to the end. I pray the Lord will keep you from falling and preserve you as an agent of restoration in Jesus’ name.
Prayer: Father, heal our backsliding brethren and help us to grow into maturity thereby rejecting the bait to sin in Jesus’ mighty name.