Wisdom's Corner
Bring Him Into Line

Every nation has a set of laws. Citizens are expected to live by those laws. Each nation has its own form of government. Those serving in the government are expected to abide by the laws of the nation. They are also expected to serve in the government by abiding by certain rules.

When those serving in the government no longer stay within the rules and laws, they are considered poor government representatives. This may be because the person is unaware of the particular rules and laws that they are breaking. Other government representatives go to the person and try to persuade this person to change their ways. They try to bring the person "into line." This means that the person will now govern and represent in a proper way according to all the laws and regulations.

In Galatians 6:1 we are told to "restore" a brother who has been caught in an error. The word "restore" in this verse was the greek word used to describe "bringing into line" the person who no longer was living by the rules.

As Christians, we are to live by the rules of God's kingdom, the church. There are certain ways we are to behave. There are certain ways we are to represent God to the world. When we are not doing that, other Christians have the duty to "bring us into line."

We should always be kind as we try to bring others into line. We do this because there is possibility that someday we will need to be brought into line. And we want to treat others like we would want to be treated.

Study God's word to know how you should behave. Learn God's laws for His kingdom, the church.

Until next time, get the wisdom of God. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School