How Can You Help the Most?
The real test of how much your care for your friend is whether you are willing to confront your friend.
I going to talk about a subject that you aren’t going to like: confrontation. It is my humble (but probably correct) opinion that you avoid confrontations. How do I know this? Well, if you are like most people, you don’t even have enough nerve to tell someone that they have a piece of spinach stuck between their teeth.
The Bible tells us that we are to confront a friend if we notice some aspect of our friend’s life that is contrary to the character of Christ. Spotting the fault is not usually the problem. Saying something about it is where we get hung up.
Maybe you’re reluctant to mention a problem in a friend’s life because then your friend may feel the freedom to do the same to you. But you should welcome that kind of confrontation in your life because it will help you stay close to God.
Dear brothers and sisters, if another Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. Galatians 6:1