Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
When we are wronged or offended by our brother or sister in Christ then we are called to go to the person alone and speak to them about it. We are not called to gossip and allow bitterness to set in. What the enemy desires to do is cause division and for far too long in the body of Christ we have allowed him to have many footholds because we have allowed ourselves to become bitter and become offended. We must do all things in love and always be willing to forgive. Often times this is much easier said than done because when we have been injured or offended the easy thing to do is strike back at the person who has done it. But that is not how the Lord would call us to respond and it is not how the Holy Spirit would lead and guide us. Let us take every opportunity to keep unity and agreement in the body of Christ. Let us guard our hearts daily against the wiles and schemes of the enemy. The Lord is calling His bride home soon. May we be faithful and be prepared when He does.