“To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.”
If we were in war and had one of our fellow soldiers get wounded, we would call out for medical attention as soon as possible. We are in a spiritual war (Ephesians 6:12) and when we witness a brother or sister taken down by the enemy (Satan) our response should be to lift them up in prayer. We should come to their rescue with the Word of God and prayer so they can be healed not only physically but spiritually. Jesus accepts us in our weakness and we should accept others who are weak in their faith.
Romans 14:1 says
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters
The word “accept: or KJV “receive” means to welcome and show personal interest. For years I thought it was someone else’s job to reach out and help others that were struggling. This was a direct reflection of my personal growth as a Christian. The more I learned about the heart of Jesus the more I learned about my heart and how it needed to change. Welcome those who are weak in their faith and teach them the Word of God.
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Most of us have fallen short when it comes to prayer. We somehow have forgotten how powerful prayer is. If our Lord Jesus had to pray, how much more do we need to pray? And not just praying for our own prayers to be answered, but to do what the bible says and reach out and pray for one another. Pray for someone else that is struggling. How we respond to another’s pain and needs will be a direct reflection of our spiritual maturity.
Pastor Scott Cheshire