Peace is Not the Highest Good

James 5:19-20 - We have a responsibility to our fellow believers
Romans 12:18 commands us to live at peace as far as it depends on us. 

But this doesn’t mean peace at any cost.

It’s good to overlook small offenses, but we should not condone sinful behavior in fellow believers simply to avoid conflict.

Addressing sin can get messy, make us unpopular, and cause unwanted conflict (John 15:18; 2 Timothy 3:12). 

But we have a responsibility to warn people of danger, even if they refuse to listen (Ezekiel 33:1-6).

The stakes are high:
“If someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins.” James 5:19-20 

We must speak the truth in love and help those who are on the wrong track, even if it disrupts the peace (Ephesians 4:11-15).
James 5:19-20 - We have a responsibility to our fellow believers

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