10 Questions to Ask Before Confrontation

This is a great list of questions to ask before you decide to confront someone:

  1. Have I asked God to search my own heart for hidden, secret sins of which I need to repent? (Psalm 139:23-24)
  2. Have I honestly searched my own life to see if I am guilty of the same sin of which I intend to confront my brother/sister? (Matthew 7:3-5)
  3. Am I judging rightly, as Jesus directed, or do I simply have a judgmental attitude? (John 7:24)
  4. Have I prayed for my brother's/sister's heart to be tender and receptive to my concern? (Isaiah 57:15)
  5. Have I prayed for ears to listen to my brother's/sister's words and a heart to listen to the meaning behind his/her words? (James 1:19)
  6. Have I recently been reminded of how I myself am also very vulnerable to temptation? (Galatians 6:1)
  7. Have I recently read Romans 6 & 7 and been reminded of my own sinfulness and desperate need for the Gospel and a gracious Savior? (Romans 7:24)
  8. Am I willing to be patient and ready to help my brother/sister bear his/her sin burden? (Galatians 6:2)
  9. Am I wililng to love my brother/sister enough to speak the truth in love? (Ephesians 4:15)
  10. Am I now ready to go to him/her in a spirit of gentleness and humility or am I angry and, therefore, more likely to be harsh? (Galatians 6:1)

These questions were written by Paul Tautges from THIS website.

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