The Doorpost: Seek forgiveness, restoration for others

Ray King

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death.

—1 John 5:16a

What should we do when we see a fellow believer commit a sin not leading to death? Should we stand back to see if he will do the right thing? No. We should seek forgiveness and restoration for him, showing the same desire of our Heavenly Father (2 Peter 3:9). This response is not optional—”he shall ask.”

All of us should have a burning, urgent desire for all of our fellow believers to have a rich, abiding fellowship with our Savior, without delay. We should be seeking life for them all the time.

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