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Verse of the Day (May 10, 2020)

Verse of the Day (May 10, 2020) #BMSeminary – The setting of these verses fits into the context of church discipline. The responsibility of action is threefold: (1) personal, go and tell him; (2) private, two or three witnesses; and (3) corporate, tell it unto the church. Tell him his fault means to honestly express the point of offense. This should not be done in vindictive anger, but it must be done in straightforward honesty. To fail to speak up is to be dishonest and will lead to harboring continued bitterness. The last phrase of verse 16 is taken from Deuteronomy 19:15. Neglect, better said, “refuse,” as an heathen man and a publican: as those who would not be admitted into the church. The obstinate sinner is to be cut off, at least temporarily, from Christian fellowship. Examples of this are found in 1 Corinthians 5:4, 5 and 1 Timothy 1:20. (KJV Study Bible, HarperCollins)


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