Other Side of the Road? Because it is far too disturbing to involve ourselves when all we really need to do is walk the other way, we often see wrong and hurt, things that need a kind word of correction in love from us, and we make the decision to walk the other way than to help.
Think about it. We see sin lying there but why is that any of our business? Aren’t we sinners as well?
God’s Word tells us: “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11:25).
When we see someone buried in sin and headed the wrong way, it’s okay for us to give criticism just as long as we check our own hearts before we speak. Being critical is fine as long as we don’t go into it with an attitude. Simply, out of love and the willingness to forgive that sin, apply the criticism and then let the Holy Spirit do the rest. “There but by the grace of God go I?” Probably! That’s why it’s probably better to stop and help. Someday it could be us.
“Heavenly Father, whether rich or poor, Your grace has taught me that I can be more like You by being generous and gracious with others. Fill my heart with love and faith as I seek to be more gracious with others in every area of my life. In Jesus name. Amen.”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)