Monday, April 21, 2014

Trying to Help Those Drowning in Their Worldly Ways

Brethren, if any of you do err from the Truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.  James, Chapter 5, verses 19-20.

When I was about 11 or 12, I remember being horrified by hearing how a bunch of people saw a car drive over the levee in a nearby community.  They stood by and watched the whole family drown without ever making an attempt to save them.  I didn’t know how those people could live with themselves.  If a person had made an effort but had been unable to save them, they would have at least known they had tried.
I feel like Christians often do the same thing.  We see people who are making lifestyle choices where they are apt to “drown” in their worldly ways, but we just sit back and watch without even attempting to save them.  If we make an attempt, at least we will know that we tried and didn’t just sit back and do nothing.  Who knows, maybe we will be the person who plants the seed of change in their life.

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.


This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections.

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