Please God, please man, and peace with enemies


Galatians 6:1—”Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.”

This scripture is a part of the contents that Paul wrote in his letter to the people of Galatia.
He advises them on how to handle people who go astray from God’s will and God’s word. The same advice is applicable to our current day.
Each one of us has a God-given mission/purpose on this earth. Sometimes, we stumble and are on a tangent from this mission because we allowed sin to get in the way. Fortunately, because God has blessed us with other believers to help us along the way, we are not alone.

When we see any of our fellow believers, family, friends, or others fall off their designed divine track, we are advised to do two things. One, it is very important that we help them to get back on track in a humble way. Remember that it is by God’s grace that we are on track, else we would be in the same position as them. “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.” We are called to love and serve them and leave the judging process to God. Two, while helping them get out of their worldly track and on to their divine track, we must be alert not to get tempted or sucked into their old life, mess, or worldly ways. When we do this, we will be obedient to – “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”

Paul reminds us that each of us will be tested for our work here on earth. So if we test ourselves, we will have a surefire reason to boast for own success than to look at the work from the hands of others; “For each will have to bear his own load.
When we bring others back to their life’s purpose, think how pleased God will be? When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him (Proverbs 16:7)