Be Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. Colossians 4:6 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
Instead of judging someone who is committing sin why not discuss it in third person like Jesus did in His parables. Men and women are intrigued by that. They are more likely to listen to that than those that are in their face and being condemning and condescending to them.
As well, it keeps both your and their tempers under control so it does not get into a yelling and screaming match .
The other danger is that it progresses from there into fist a cuffs. From there it may be a short journey to the local jail or the local hospital.
Your God given objective is to help them see the errors of their ways while offering practical solutions to their problem.
And, the most important part of this equation is to always pray for the Holy Spirits guidance on whether you should even say anything or whether it is more prudent to just shut your mouth. Then ask for the strength to do so.
We are to guide men and women away from destructive lifestyles towards Godliness through the guidance of The Holy Spirit. Joseph a son of Jehovah.
Prayer: Please Jehovah ELOHIM YAKOL (God, the Most Able 2 Corinthians 9:8 ) help me talk to this person I care so much about without judging or putting down.
I need your guidance and strength.
I pray you will lead this person into repentance and forgiveness.
Please bless me to observational not confrontational.
Bless me to respectfully, wisely, graciously point out the error of their ways while offering Your wise alternative in a kind, concerning loving manner of speech.
And of course, please bless me with the wisdom on whether to get involved or whether to just shut my mouth.
If You desire for me to be silent, please bless me with the strength to do so. I meekly request this in the name of the most eloquent speaker , Jesus Christ . Amen
You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19 The Holy Bible, The New Living Translation
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March 8, 2021 at 9:06 am
So much wisdom written here. Thank you!
March 8, 2021 at 11:32 am
Thank you brother
March 8, 2021 at 7:51 pm
Lord, help me be observational not confrontational. Amen, brother! I love it.
March 9, 2021 at 6:18 am
Although there are times when we have to be firm ,let us be firm gracefully. Joseph a son of Jehovah