In yesterday’s Sunrise, I spoke about love being witnessed by all men. However, I will use this sunrise to address an issue I see arising in the church from time to time, and it relates to confrontation. To those who are not Christians, confrontation refers to a hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties; however, to the sons of God, their approach is very different. Take a look at this scripture.
Gal 6:1-2 - Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
In the Spirit confrontation is the spiritual restoration of a fellow brother in the Spirit of love and kindness. It is to recognize that our fellow brother is on a path to destruction, and to love them enough to tell them to change. However, many in the church see confrontation the way the world does, and so they walk in fear, knowing the faults of their brother but never bold enough to confront them. However, confrontation is the catalyst for change. It is not something that changes the mood or causes someone to become sad, rather it is the methodology God established to save the souls of men. Do not walk in the sin of omission by refusing to wash your brother’s feet.