James 5:19-20 My dear brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back again, you can be sure that the one who brings that person back will save that sinner from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.
There is nothing more sad and tragic than to see a brother or sister in Christ wander away from Him into sin. It doesn’t just happen. Slipping into sin is a process that begins with compromise. By neglecting time with the Lord we can be easily be misled and start to compromise on that which we know to be true. Whenever we lower God’s standards to accommodate our desires, we begin to wander from God. Sin breeds sin so when we start compromising, we tend to cover-up what we are doing by lying about it. We lie to ourselves, God and others. The longer the process goes on, the farther away from God we drift. He who does not stand guard over his soul and nourishes it is an easy target for sin.
It is tragic when a fellow believer falls into sin and no one does anything about it. Far too many of us don’t want to get involved. We don’t want to lose friendship or stir up trouble. It is easier to "mind your own business" than it is to show loving concern and care for he who sins and wanders from God. Who can claim to love others when there isn’t enough love for others to get involved when they fall into sin? Coming alongside of those who have wandered from God and lovingly leading them back to Him will certainly help them be restored to God and save them from certain destruction.
There is no greater joy than to be a part of God’s restoration project on earth. Someone you know needs you to take his/her hand and gently lead them back to our Savior. The Lord is depending on you to do it.