Our challenge is to love the sinner without condoning or justifying the sinful lifestyle…while we struggle with our own.
Our challenge is to call out sin and warn of it’s consequences in spite of our own imperfections, faults, failures and weaknesses.
We must remember that calling out sin, warning about it’s consequences and holding one another accountable is not judging…it’s our responsibility.
Condemnation and stating what we believe is in someone’s heart is judging.
None of us are perfect. Far from it. But, God still expects us to warn about the consequences of sin.
The truth is that none of us are never at any moment, ‘sinless’. Does that make us all hypocrites?
Nope. God justifies us and ‘views us as righteous’ only through faith our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:23 (NKJV)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Romans 5:1 (NKJV)
5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have[a] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
The key is to never be content or satisfied with our own sins. To constantly allow His Holy Spirit to convict us of our own wrong, working diligently to ‘lay them aside’…
It’s your attitude about your sin that prevents you from being a hypocrite.
Hebrews 12:1 (NKJV)
12 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Pray for God to give you wisdom, knowledge, understanding, discernment and revelation for how to be His image, His voice, His representative in this generation. And, leave behind a heritage of good fruit for the generations to come.
Colossians 1:27-28 (NKJV)
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which[a] is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 71:18 (NKJV)
18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded,
O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your strength to this generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come.