As the Galations verse was quoted in the Sunday morning class thoughts of Christians withdrawing from their brothers rushed into my mind. Everyone can recall a time when someone took offense when told that their actions were sinful. Often withdrawing from their Christian brothers they continue in their sinful actions thinking they have removed themselves from the offended brother therefore will not have to hear the criticisms anymore.
They saw the messenger but not the judge.
They have forgotten that their actions are not hidden from God.
Does it matter that the messenger was not eloquent or even tactful when they told the offender the truth?
Whose message was it?
What a good friend that must be when one puts a friendship on the line in order to help the other to see that their actions are separating them from God.
As we go through our day today let's remember who we are and whose we are.