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    Tuesday, April 23



    I am writing these things, not to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.

    —1 Cor. 4:14.


    The motive behind Paul’s admonition
    to the Corinthians was loving concern for others. Congregation
    elders too must bear in mind the importance of the manner in which they admonish others.


    They strive to imitate Paul by
    being kind, loving, and helpful.
    (1 Thess. 2:11, 12) Of course, the
    elders ‘hold firmly to the faithful word so that they may be able to exhort by teaching that is healthful.’
    (Titus 1:5-9) Elders are imperfect and may say things that they later regret. (1 Ki. 8:46; Jas.3:8)

    Also, elders know that for
    spiritual brothers and sisters, receiving counsel is normally not
    ‘joyous but grievous.’ (Heb. 12:11) So when an elder approaches
    someone with words of admonition,he likely does so after giving the matter much consideration
    and praying over it. If you have been admonished, do you appreciate that elder’s loving concern?


    w11
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    Can't remember specifically which assembly I heard this from but it was not that too long ago. The brother was speaking about the scripture at 1 Thessalonians 5:14: "On the other hand, we exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, speak consolingly to the depressed souls, support the weak, be long-suffering towards all."

    He pointed out that the scripture says to "admonish the disorderly" not "admonish the weak". He went on to give a very encouraging talk about encouraging the brothers/sisters, supporting and consoling those who were struggling.

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