The verse for this year (1 Peter 2:9) calls us out as those God has personally chosen to be His own. We are a people belonging to God. Today, give thanks that God drew you to Himself and loves you enough to never let you go.
What do you do when you see a fellow believer in Christ who is out of line spiritually; someone walking away from what the Bible teaches?
The last verses of James (5:19-20) encourage us to bless the person by guiding them back to right living and thinking. We are not called to condemn them. We are called to help them return to the truth and walk the path toward God. It is easy to condemn someone who is leaving God and His grace. But we are called to forgive a multitude of sins. Today, bless someone by forgiving them and encouraging them to walk with the Lord.