𝐍𝐎𝐖 𝐂𝐎𝐍𝐂𝐄𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐅𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐎𝐅 𝐎𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐒
The sins of other people have a way of exposing the state of our own hearts.
𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒊𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒋𝒐𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒔 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 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒎𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓; 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, “…𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒕! 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒎𝒆 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 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒋𝒖𝒅𝒈𝒆 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒗𝒆𝒔, 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒍𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒅𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔.”
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 👇
We who are spiritual should not react like those who are worldly.
Galatians 6:1 CEV
𝑴𝒚 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍. 𝑺𝒐 𝒊𝒇 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒔𝒊𝒏, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒈𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒍𝒚 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒉. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒄𝒉 𝒐𝒖𝒕, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇.
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 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒔 𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒎 [𝒊𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒆𝒎𝒑𝒕𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇-𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒆𝒐𝒖𝒔], 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒍 [𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏].” (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:  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.  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.