Focus: Hebrews 12:12-13 - KJV
12. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 13. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.
There is a common phenomenon now in the church. It is that members are on the lookout for who will fall from grace that they may assemble to mock the same. Not only are they on the lookout, they deliberately pretend not to see when the fellow is sliding just so that he is not prevented from a fall. This can never be right. The friends of Job suddenly found that Job was down. Rather than comfort him, they added salt to his injury trying to draw a guilty verdict on him and mocking him for being a secret sinner in their minds, a person whom God Himself certified just. This position is rampant today. When a brother is down, it may be the chastisement of the Lord to help him become what God has purposed him to be. Even if it be a strike from the enemy, when we mock the fellow rather than assist him to bounce back, it is that we assist the kingdom of darkness to gain him as he may be lost forever thereby making the Lord’s sacrifice over him vain. What the Lord will have us do is to rather help the one with the feeble knees to stand so that soon, he is able to return to the track and continue the race. As many casualties as there are is a depletion of the forces that should sharpen us in battle, when the time comes. When we push them away, it will affect us also eventually.
The Lord is counting on us to help the brother that has been affected by the enemy to regain his strength in the Lord. Mocking him or pushing him farther away from the kingdom is inimical to the will of God. If we sustain him today, it may be his turn to stand up for us tomorrow. Never assume you know him well to want to condemn him to perdition. Only the Lord knows the whole truth. You don’t.
SOLUTION: Always be on the lookout to succor those who are in pain by reason of the dats of the enemy. Bring them back to the pathway of righteousness by the word of life. Telling tales about them is sending dagger down their hearts to further destroy them. Desist from doing that. Rather draw them near and show them love. Who knows, they may end up being the next generations of Apostle Paul, or St. Mark the Gospel writer.
Father, help me always to remove the log in my eyes so that I may see clearly the dirt in the eye of another. Let me not be critical of people in the way that sends them away from your Kingdom. By your Spirit, make me helper of them that are falling to pull them up and never to push anyone down ever again in Jesus’ name. All those that had gone down, please help to draw them back to yourself today that we may dwell together in love in you, in Jesus’ name.