Galatians 6:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
6 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
As a musician, there is one very important rule for me to enhance and perfect my art. As much as possible, play with people who are better than you. I always want to be surrounded by better musicians. When I was first starting, playing with other people helped me see what I was doing wrong, see how I could do some things more easily, and gave me confidence in what I was doing well. Now that I’m a little more seasoned, playing with someone better than me still teaches me tricks I didn’t know, but also reminds me I have miles to go before I’ll ever be the best musician I can be.
When we think about being good enough in our Christian life, this same principle applies. We need to be around brothers and sisters who will push us deeper in our studies, further into prayer, and closer to our Father. At the same time, we need to be discipling other believers, working to draw the best out of them.
We are not good enough on our own. Jesus gives us His goodness and the Church makes sure that we are not alone so that, together, we can get closer and closer to His will for our lives.
- Have you ever been restored from your sin by the help of another Christian? How can you bring that restorative power to someone that you know that is trapped in sin?
- What is a good work that you have been able to do, in conjunction with other believers, that you could not have done yourself? What is a mission that God has placed in your heart, that you can ask others to come alongside of you and accomplish, together?