If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.

1 John 5:16-17

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:1-2

What responsibility do you bear for actions taken by other people? If someone else has done something wrong, what business is it of yours?

If you and the other person are Christians, we have a role. The sin of others may not fall on us, but as people who are called to show compassion and care for our fellow believers, the one who fails to be Christlike in such a case may be falling short himself.

At the very least, we are called to pray for those who are struggling against sin. The Church is not made of many individuals of varying qualification but many coequal members of one body. No one can determine their own worthiness or holiness but all who are saved are part of Christ’s body.

Lift another’s burden and pray for someone today.

Ethan Kirl