The church is a place to receive correction

Last updated on January 31, 2022

“Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.” (Galatians 6:1)

When you are born again, you become a new person. You are freed from your slavery to sin. However, as long as you live here on earth, you’ll be struggling with the remnants of sin in your life. You do not always live righteously.

Sometimes you give in to temptation, or you are deceived by false teachings. You may make unwise decisions, being
unaware that these are contrary to God’s will. In such situations, it is so important to have brothers and sisters to correct and restore you. A community of believers is a safe and loving place to receive correction — like a family is for growing up children.

Of course, being corrected or criticized is unpleasant. The book of Hebrews says about this: “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:11). These words refer to correction received from God, but He can use fellow believers
for this. Loving correction is part of brotherly love, since it is aimed at the well-being of the person who has sinned.

Are you open to correction?

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