30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
~ Hebrews 10:30-31
15-17 “If a fellow believer hurts you, go and tell him—work it out between the two of you. If he listens, you’ve made a friend. If he won’t listen, take one or two others along so that the presence of witnesses will keep things honest, and try again. If he still won’t listen, tell the church. If he won’t listen to the church, you’ll have to start over from scratch, confront him with the need for repentance, and offer again God’s forgiving love.
The thing is, if one does not maintain the lines of authority, the chain of communication breaks down, and the lines of gossip and case building start up. Neither of these is number one on the preferred list. It is on the down side of the ideal solution and often means the person who has the “ought” does not have the strength to speak to the other party.
Today, try to make your lines flow, go through the proper channels and if they don’t work, seek God’s counsel before your mouth utters a syllable.
Because of Him,