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James 5:19-20
Wednesday, November 13 2013

Bring Back a Sinner....

There are positive effects of helping to bring back a sinner from their ways:

My brothers, if anyone among you should stray from the truth and someone bring him back, he should know that whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. -James 5:19-20, NAB

Helping someone to leave their sinful lifestyle behind can be challenging.  Simply confronting them about their sins can be frightening.  What do we gain by approaching them?  According to today's verse, more than we might realize.

In many verses, we are told to help others on their journey of faith - even correcting them when they need it, but it's more difficult than it sounds.  No one likes to be corrected.  No one likes to have their mistakes pointed out to them.

Still, we must do it.  We cannot sit idly by as our brothers and sisters are led astray.  We have to take the courageous step of trying to bring back a sinner.

God realizes that this will not help us win any popularity contests.  He sees that it will be a challenge, and for this reason, seems to offer us encouragement through today's verse.  By correcting others, we are doing the will of God, and He will recognize us for it when the time comes.

Do you have the courage to bring back a sinner?  It is a difficult challenge, but there are great rewards for them - and even for you.


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