Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.
It is a common sight to behold people falling into one type of trespass or the other, either by free will or ignorance. As believers, we have a Kingdom mandate to ensure that we lift such people out of these entrapments, by bringing them to Jesus Christ, and exposing them to the Kingdom lifestyle as enshrined in the Holy Bible. This we achieve through gentleness and love (Galatians 6:1, John 3:16) .
However, while we do so, we must exercise caution and restraint, that we do not get drawn into thesame trespasses as those we are reaching out to. I was told a story about a lady who got saved and decided to preach the Gospel of Christ to her former lover, who invited her to his room. The lady came out of his room a fornicator, and the aim of the gospel was never achieved that day. It is however imperative that we take heed, lest we fall while trying to pull a brother or sister out of a trespass .
Things to note:
1. Being saved does not exempt you from temptation.
2. Sin is introduced when offered an opportunity.
1. We have a divine assignment to restore back to God all sinners and backsliders, through massive evangelism.
2. We should work out our salvation with fear and trembling, and be cautious lest we go back into sin.