1 Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. source Galatians 6
My first attention was drawn to two words: anyone, any.
Anyone of us and any trespass.
We. Each of us. Any one of us is at risk to be overtaken in any trespass.
So, what is a trespass anyway? Study Light dot org says (in part) to deviate from the right path. Turn aside. Wander.
In our modern English, how about the word trespass?
What have we done when we trespass?
We might say we have wandered off to a place that is not ours; a place we do not have permission to be.
Are you getting this with me?
Anyone of us is at risk for wandering off to a place that we do not have permission from The Holy Spirit to be. And because of this, we have a command here in Galatians 6 to look out for one another and to keep a tight beam on ourselves as well.
May we each be strengthened today against any and every trespass.
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.