He remembers our frame and knows that we are dust. He may sometimes chasten us, it is true, but even this He does with a smile, the proud, tender smile of a Father who is bursting with pleasure over an imperfect but promising son who is coming every day to look more and more like the One whose child he is.     A.W. Tozer

The majority of people have not the courage to correct others because they don’t have the courage to bear correction themselves.   Unknown

Many saints today are stricken with sickness, weakness and suffering; God is chastening them that they may present their bodies to Him a living sacrifice.  Watchman Nee

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
John Wooden

Listen to advice and accept correction, then in the end you will be wise.   Proverbs

Being open to correction means making ourselves vulnerable, and many people are not willing to do that.   Myles Munroe

As the books of Job, Jeremiah, and Habakkuk clearly show, God has a high threshold of tolerance for what appropriate to say in a prayer. God can “handle” my unsuppressed rage. I may well find that my vindictive feelings need God’s correction – but only by taking those feelings to God will I have the opportunity for correction and healing.   Philip Yancey

Neutral men are the devil’s allies.    Edwin Hubbel Chapin

We want, in fact, not so much a father in heaven as a grandfather in heaven: a senile benevolence who, as they say, “liked to see young people enjoying themselves” and whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly said at the end of each day, “A good time was had by all.”   C. S. Lewis

You will never know how much you believe something until it is a matter of life and death.” “If you think of this world as a place intended simply for our happiness, you find it quite intolerable: Think of it as a place of training and correction and it’s not so bad.   C.S. Lewis

All are wicked to some extent or other. Therefore, everyone needs correction; and everyone has to be educated and guided into the right path.   Atharva Veda

Let us pray, therefore, and implore of His mercy, that we may live blameless in love, free from all human partialities for one above another.  First Clement 50

The world has lost the power to blush over its vice; the Church has lost her power to weep over it.   Leonard Ravenhill

A wife who is 85% faithful to her husband is not faithful at all. There is no such thing as part-time loyalty to Jesus Christ.    Vance Havner

Because we are continually growing in the Lord, preachers and lay people alike must be open to the Lord’s correction.   Unknown

Our attitude is very important. “Be kind and tender to one another. Forgive each other, just as God forgave you because of what Christ has done” (Ephesians 4:32). It is then that we are more able to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15).

The Bible prescribes the procedure for confronting a sinning brother or sister in an extensive passage on church discipline: “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector” (Matthew 18:15-17)

So, when should Christians talk to or try to correct a fellow Christian? When we have talked to the Lord first, have an attitude of submission and concern for the other person, and are committed to following the procedures outlined in His Word for such a situation.

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