While reading 1 John 5:16, “If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those commit sin not leading to death.” I noticed this phrase, he shall ask and God will…for him, give life.
I have read this many times before with my focus being on, a sin leading to death, of which I still don’t know the answer, but this time I saw, if you ask…God will…for YOU…give life to them!
How humbling is that? To realize that if you give up your right to be appalled or angry at ones sin and pray for them, God will answer just because you ask Him to.
1 John 5:15, “And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
Father, help us get beyond our own feelings about a person’s sin so we can pray for them, knowing that You will hear and will bring life to them. In Jesus name, amen.