To love someone is to correct them when you see them doing wrong, that way they can walk uprightly. Today a lot of Christians ignore when someone is walking down a path of destruction for the sake of “love”. When you truly love someone you care enough not to leave them the way they are. Don’t conceal your love because this world teaches you to “mind your own business.” Talk to your brothers and sisters and correct them with an understanding heart. This way they aren’t fooled by the enemies kisses.
Satan and his followers pose as angels of light and they come with promises of prosperity and well-being. In reality, Satan has fooled the world into believing that love and neglect are one in the same. An enemy watches you bleed out and die on the battlefield. This is exactly the same thing as letting someone live a sinful life. A friend will drag you to safety. It isn’t the most pleasant feeling to be dragged while suffering from a fatal wound, but boy are you glad to live once you get to safety.
I hear too often, “as long as you aren’t hurting anyone if it makes you happy I’m fine with it” This perspective is dangerous because the damage that someone’s choice will cause isn’t always immediately noticeable. Our choices have a trickling effect that alters the landscape of the future. Our offspring will have to deal with the consequences of our decisions. If we don’t correct the behavior of ourselves and our loved ones, we risk blurring the lines between what is right and what is wrong.
So let us build one another up with true love and edifying words and help each other to know the real difference between a friend and a foe.