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Loving Correction

 

God does not measure us,

One against the other.

We are all His children.

He is our loving Father.

Being non-judgmental,

Does not make us blind,

But  honest judgement,

Is always fair and kind.

 

If you love your brother,

You can be honest but kind.

If you use a loving heart,

You can connect with their mind.

We may need to lead,

Another away from sin.

This is not in judgement,

But you want them to win.

 

This race in life is tough,

So we all can make a mistake.

So go to your brother in private,

And let him know what’s at stake.

Prepare before you go.

Pray before you talk.

Give them the Word of God,

To help them with their walk.

 

Gentle correction can be helpful.

Loving correction can be done.

Think of how Jesus would do,

When you need to correct someone.

Open your heart first to them.

Keep the attitude of love.

Meet them where they are at,

So you represent God above.

TRW 11-04-16

Matthew 7:1-5

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Ephesians 4:29

 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

 

Many times in our life, we are placed in a position of judgement, whether it be as a parent, a boss or a friend. You may see someone do something that is wrong and you know you must say something to them about this to save them from a future disaster. It is times like this that you have to think first, so that you can approach that person in kindness. Think of what problem needs addressed. That problem should be address with tenderness and love. This process should  not attack the person. With any correction, a possible solution should be available, so it takes some planning. If a person just blurts out something, it will just cause animosity and separate you from that person. The problem will become a thorn and will continue to hurt that relationship. Go to them in private and let them know what bothers you about their action and then offer a solution if they seem to want to listen. Gentle correction is what Jesus showed us.

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