True Friends

One hesitates to point out a fault to a friend for fear of angering or alienating him. The true friend, however, does not let a friend go on in sin and wrong, no more than he would leave him in a burning house.

Jesus said, “If your brother sins, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother”
(Matt. 18:15). Helping someone to recognize his sin and leading him to Jesus, the Savior from the damnation of sin, is to “gain a brother.”

Instead of becoming angry every Christian should gladly say with the Psalmist, “Let the righteous strike me; it shall be kindness. Let him reprove me; it shall be as an excellent oil’ (Psalm 141:5).

Come to Peace Lutheran Church, 1506 E 42nd St., Texarkana, Arkansas, to receive such exhortation so you not “be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin” (Heb. 3:13). Sunday service time is 10:00 a.m.