Paul has just told us that we need to try to restore one who has fallen into sin in a spirit of gentleness. He now shows us that pride can render us useless for this service in the church. We see:

  • How pride and self-deception work against the gentleness of spirit that we need.
  • What is the solution to our pride: to examine ourselves in the light of God’s Word and see ourselves as God sees us.

We are encouraged to this self-examination and to the humility that it engenders so that we may bear one another’s burdens. We are again pointed to Christ as our great Example in this regard.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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