Now Concerning The Fall Of Others

ππŽπ– π‚πŽππ‚π„π‘ππˆππ† 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐀𝐋𝐋 πŽπ… πŽπ“π‡π„π‘π’

By: Pastor Jack Siame

The sins of other people have a way of exposing the state of our own hearts.

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏 π’π’Šπ’—π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’Šπ’ π’”π’Šπ’ π’“π’†π’‹π’π’Šπ’„π’†π’” π’˜π’‰π’†π’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’”π’Šπ’π’” 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒅. Look at those men who were ready to stone that woman caught committing adultery, and yet, they themselves were in their own sins. That your sins haven’t been exposed to the public doesn’t make you better than the one who has been caught.

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏 π’π’Šπ’—π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’“π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’• π’Žπ’π’–π’“π’π’” 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’”π’Šπ’π’π’†π’“; the fall of others breaks his heart. When a man was caught sleeping with his stepmother at Corinth. The church gossiped about it and laughed at the situation. But Paul rebuked them saying, “β€¦π’šπ’π’– 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’‚π’“π’“π’π’ˆπ’‚π’π’•! 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 π’Žπ’π’–π’“π’π’†π’… π’Šπ’ π’”π’‰π’‚π’Žπ’† so that the man who has done this [disgraceful] thing would be removed from your fellowship!” (1 Corinthians 5:2 AMP).

I’ve often wondered where the man was when they caught the woman. I mean, it is not possible that she committed adultery alone… The fellow probably joined the crowd in condemning the woman. Human beings have not changed. That is why Romans 2:1, says, “
… 𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 π’šπ’π’– π’‹π’–π’…π’ˆπ’† 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔, π’šπ’π’– π’„π’π’π’…π’†π’Žπ’ π’šπ’π’–π’“π’”π’†π’π’—π’†π’”, 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 π’šπ’π’– 𝒂𝒓𝒆 π’ˆπ’–π’Šπ’π’•π’š 𝒐𝒇 π’…π’π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’—π’†π’“π’š π’”π’‚π’Žπ’† π’•π’‰π’Šπ’π’ˆπ’”.”

What should we do then when others fall?

Well, we shouldn’t condemn them, neither should we condone them. We should rather, do what the Scriptures say πŸ‘‡

We who are spiritual should not react like those who are worldly.

Galatians 6:1 CEV
π‘΄π’š π’‡π’“π’Šπ’†π’π’…π’”, π’šπ’π’– 𝒂𝒓𝒆 π’”π’‘π’Šπ’“π’Šπ’•π’–π’‚π’. 𝑺𝒐 π’Šπ’‡ π’”π’π’Žπ’†π’π’π’† π’Šπ’” 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 π’Šπ’ π’”π’Šπ’, π’šπ’π’– 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 π’ˆπ’†π’π’•π’π’š 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏 π’ƒπ’‚π’„π’Œ 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’“π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’• 𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒉. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 π’˜π’‚π’•π’„π’‰ 𝒐𝒖𝒕, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒃𝒆 π’•π’†π’Žπ’‘π’•π’†π’… π’šπ’π’–π’“π’”π’†π’π’‡.

Of course, before such a brother is restored, he must be disciplined by those who have the rule over him. And if he doesn’t heed to their correction and instruction, the word of God is clear about how to treat such a person…And if the matter is in court, let the law take its course and deal with such a one as it needs to. But to the rest of us, the Lord says, “𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒆 π’˜π’‰π’ π’•π’‰π’Šπ’π’Œπ’” 𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 π’‡π’Šπ’“π’Ž [π’Šπ’Žπ’Žπ’–π’π’† 𝒕𝒐 π’•π’†π’Žπ’‘π’•π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’, π’ƒπ’†π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’π’—π’†π’“π’„π’π’π’‡π’Šπ’…π’†π’π’• 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇-π’“π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’•π’†π’π’–π’”], π’•π’‚π’Œπ’† 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒍 [π’Šπ’π’•π’ π’”π’Šπ’ 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’„π’π’π’…π’†π’Žπ’π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’].” (1 Corinthians 10:12 AMP).

Let me conclude this writeup with David’s response to the fall of King Saul (the rejected King, “false king”):

2 Samuel 1:11-12,20 KJV
Then David took hold of his clothes, and rent them; and likewise, all the men that were with him: [12] AND THEY MOURNED, AND WEPT, AND FASTED UNTIL EVEN, FOR SAUL, and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of Israel; because they were fallen by the sword. [20] TELL IT NOT IN GATH, PUBLISH IT NOT IN THE STREETS OF Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.

God bless you.

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