True friendship requires confrontation.

Galatians 1:6
“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel”
True friendship requires confrontation.
In today’s reading in Deuteronomy, friendship meant “holding the line” to not allow the community to turn to other gods. In Galatians, we see Paul holding the same line when the church began to drift from the gospel of grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Paul’s allegiance was first and foremost to God, and he would have been no true friend at all to the church in Galatia if he allowed them to drift from truth without sounding the alarm.
Confrontation (Godly confrontation) isn’t fun. It’s not about venting my own anger and emotions for my own satisfaction. It’s not about giving someone a piece of my mind. Biblical, covenant of grace, God-honoring confrontation is about being courageous enough to call out sin and error, so that people would be drawn back to the Savior. It’s about having the hard conversation, while leaving the door open for relationship as people turn toward truth.
This week I need to seek God’s heart for wisdom, boldness, and a Godly heart when confrontation is necessary.
God, thank you for loving me enough to confront sin in my heart! Help me to cling to truth above all else, and care enough about those in my care to confront when necessary–with a Christlike heart that draws people back to you.

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