Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, January 17, 2014


Today I received a letter from a prisoner in Oregon. He had been into drugs, alcohol, selling drugs, and carrying a weapon. He had been unfaithful; his ex-wife had been unfaithful too.

His concern was not his sins against God but his concern was his wife cheating on him. This thinking seems to be normal. We are not concerned about our own or other sins against God but their sins against us. There is no solution for this thinking. It is sin in itself.

“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.” (Galatians 6:1)

Theses are conditions in this statement:

1. We are to restore the brother to God
2. We are to do it only if we are spiritual and do it gently.
3. We are to be careful that we do not sin.

There have been times in my life where I knew of someone who needed correction. I realized that I was not qualified to do it because I was neither spiritual nor gentle.

In the Lord Jesus Christ,

Jim Wilson

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