Correcting I ask is it because of pride or am I trying to help the other person! I remember when I first got married 36 years when our parents would voice their opinion it would cause a wall or discord,I always remember what it was like to have their opinion,when we wanted advice that was different but to give an opinion when not asked was not a good relationship so I have always made an agreement unless I am asked I don`t need to voice my opinion.I Know alot of times if I remember the verse on withdraw yourself from your neighbors house unless he become weray of thee and hate thee is also another thing to remember.If its more than yea or nay its usually sin.and let the words be few and to think before you answer so many times I am the problem by not living by Gods word.
In todays generation correction or council isn't always easy. Will the correction be needed or profitable to the person?If I don`t correct will it make a difference?
I Worry about huting the spirit of a person sometimes it can close a door that can close all communication it will depend on your relationship to the person who apparently is needing correction.
Proverbs 29:17 Correcting a child is always the case until they are out of our care.
A person that thinks he knows everything knows nothing yet as he ought to know...
Before I think about correcting someone I have to ask myself some questions and look to the Holy Spirit for the right answers.
Does this person need some help in the way of correction from someone or is this best left through prayer to a work of God's Spirit?
If help is needed, am I the right person to be approaching this person about the wrong behaviour I am observing?
I have found in a church if I am not in charge of a department then dont get involved go to my Pastor if it needs an attention.
My husband is a security officer he has been trained never get involved if someone is found doing something out of line he is to report it to authority only that saves him alot of trouble.
Department stores and other work areas tell their employees the same thing report to upper branch I was at walmart a while ago a door greeter was arguing about taking a wheelchair outside in the parking lot instead of paging her boss she took matters in her own hands chasing the person in the wheelchair in the parking lot leaving her post unattended.I Like the idea of reporting it to someone else it saves a relationship a brother offended is so hard to win them over.
Am I wanting to correct this person just to satisfy my own self to feel I'm righteous by correcting the person?
Or, do I want to help this person from wrong doing so that they do not end up suffering bad consequences?
I Need to humble myself and bring myself down to where they are standing and remind my self I Have done wrong in the same area in my own experience.
If we Confess what we do wrong , and pray for one another in James it reads that ye may be healed.
The wrath of man worketh not the righteosness of God.
Galatians 6:1 we are to correct with gentleness My self I find it very difficult to have a relationship with someone thats giving me advice i dont want.I Wish they would stay out of my business unless I ask their opinion or if I am needed correction in relation to my God.
2 Timothy 2:24-26