No one likes to be corrected but if it be done for Christs sake and the saving of one’s soul then it is a needed act of being a Christian. Just as Paul gives us a red flag for our lives even today that there will be those who will twist the word of God and draw many from His flock. Paul tried his best to warn the people for three years before he departed and moved on! (Acts 20:28-32). Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
God should always be the center of things and we are to be mindful of His ways without being seen of men as to please them more than what God expects of us who are in service to Him. (Ephesians 6:5-8). Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
Jesus spoke in such a way that many today would not believe such words would have been spoken by the Son of God, but when the multitude came to be baptized He asked how they knew to repent and who warned them? (Luke 3:5-8). Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth; And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
When we stand for the righteousness of God we will always run into those who do not care about His will, and they are to be admonished as written to allow them to consider their actions. (2 Thessalonians 3:11-15). For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.