Sadly, many believers and preachers fail to carefully consider this
Scripture. “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season;
reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2
Timothy 4:2). Our mission is to PREACH THE WORD. To reprove, rebuke,
and exhort with DOCTRINE. I’ve known Christian’s who can chew you up,
shear you, rebuke you, reprove you without ever using the divine
shears of God’s word. Mean-spirited hypocrites. Arrogant. The pot
calling the kettle black! They often fail to diligently study and
rightly divide the word of truth. They rebuke and reprove because
they’ve taken the responsibility of JUDGE which belongs solely to God.
Condescending. Condemning. And harsh. The remedy? In LOVE, and tender
compassion, preach THE WORD. And let the Holy Spirit do the reproving,
rebuking, correcting, and instructing.

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