TOPIC: WHY REBUKE/PUNISHMENT
"One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offense they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
If a malicious witness takes the stand to accuse someone of a crime, the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the Lord before the priests and the judges who are in office at the time. The judges must make a thorough investigation, and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against a fellow Israelite, then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party. You must purge the evil from among you. The rest of the people will hear of this and be afraid, and never again will such an evil thing be done among you. Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot”
The Lord never took delight in seeing His children being punished for wrong doing but for the sake of fighting evil from among us as a church it becomes necessary. That is why leaders of our local churches have to rebuke wrong doing in the spirit of gentleness and let others learn from it. False witness is equal to the wrong art in question and must not be encourage among us. We have to let wholesomeness and decency prevail among us for the glorification of our Lord.
Prayer:-pray for bad/evil fashion in the church today
As you are led by the Holy Spirit do intercession for others and situations
What to meditate on:
Is Christianity doing more harm than good, how and why?