Galatians 6:1 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.
Temptation seems to be stronger in the world today than it has ever been before. Maybe it is because we don't have a Christian society or a Christian government to help fight against the destructiveness of sin. Temptation can be found everywhere, even in our own homes by way of television and other media.
One has to be very strong to resist every temptation and sometimes we need others to hold us accountable and to call things to our attention that could be distracting us from our Christian walk. Sometimes one of our Christian brothers or sisters will stumble and if we are not careful we will be critical of them. It is important for us to be there to help them, to encourage them and to pray for them...not to criticize and gossip about them.
There have been many times that I have seen Christians being overly critical of someone who has fallen to temptation give in later to the same temptations themselves.
Living with the temptations of this world is hard. We need each other. We need forgiveness and we need to forgive. We need encouragement and prayer much more than we need to be criticising one another.
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