How To Confront Someone As Explained in The Bible

December 5, 2011

There is a right way and a wrong way to rebuke anyone but especially a fellow

Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, courteous
Not rendering evil for evil or railing for railing: but contrariwise, blessing; knowing that you are
thereunto called, that you should inherit a blessing. I Peter 3:8-9

Many people become very prideful and arrogant. Here is what the bible says about that:

Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God I thank you that I am not as
other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers and even as this publican. I fast twice
in a week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not life up so
much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote his breast saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you , this man went down to his house justified rather than the other, For every one who exalts himself
shall be abased, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted. Luke 18:10-14

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Better is it to be of a humble
spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. Proverbs 16-18-19

Here is what the Bible commands for us to live together in peace:

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem each
other better than themselves. Look not every man (woman) on his own things but every man
also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
Phillipians 2:3-5

Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men
of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense no man evil for evil.
Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lies in you,
live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place
unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine and I will repay says the Lord. Romans

Be not overcome with evil but overcome evil with good.
Romans 16:21

Brethern if a man be overtaken in a fault, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in the
spirit in the spirit of meekness; considering yourself, let you also be tempted. Bear you one
anothers burdens and so fulfill the Law of Christ. For if a man thinks himself to be
something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. Galatians 6:1-4

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good
to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve
not the Holy Spirit of God, wherebye you were sealed unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath and anger and clamor and evil speaking, be put away
from you, with all malice. And be you kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:29-32

Speak not evil of one another brethern. He that speaks evil of his brother and judges
his brother, speaks evil of the Law and judges the law: but if you judge the law, you are not
a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver who is able to save and to destroy;
who are you to judge another? James 4:11-12

Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a
matter a little fire kindles. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members,
that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of nature and it is set on fire of hell
James 3:5-6

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation
his works with meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not and lie
not against the truth. This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where there is envying and strife, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom from above
is first pure, then peaceable , gentle and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without
hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. James 3:13-18

He who hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him I John 3:15

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