“I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people – not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.”
I need to be less patient with Christians who are blatantly sinning and more patient with sinners who sin. We all desperately need to be set free by the blood of Jesus.
Lord, lead my in Your way. Give to me a greater sense of freedom that will release me to engage the people who are lost in this world… people whom you love and died for. Give me also a boldness that confronts sin in the lives of Christians who ought to be experiencing the freedom you bring. Thank you for setting me free! I want to walk fully in this freedom.