And on some have compassion, making a distinction; (23) but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garments defiled by the flesh.
Brothers and Sisters, You and I have certain obligations to other believers.
First you and I need to show mercy to those in any kind of spiritual or physical need. Second, you and I need to use discernment (making a distinction) in helping our brothers and sisters in the church. Some will require tender care and patience to help them grow in Christ. Some others, you and I may need to use drastic action to rescue them from the temptations of sin. In rescuing our fellow believers, there is always the need to use wisdom and caution to prevent getting caught up in sin that caused them to fail.
Hating even the garment defiled by the flesh is a metaphor for staying wary of sin. As apostle Paul says,
Galatians 6:1 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.
Brothers and sisters I believe Gal 6:1 refers to the summation of the law: “Love your neighbor.” Read Galatians 5:14, Matthew 22:39; John 13:34-35.
Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You truly may not have tomorrow. Have a Blessed Day.
Courtesy of Edward Jeffries