“If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.” (1 John 5:16)
One who is in relationship with Jesus still has sin issues. That is, in the journey of becoming like Christ, we are not yet like Him. Becoming like Christ is the journey of the Christian. We are to encourage one another and forgive one another as He has forgiven us. Be led by our Lord as He leads and learn and grow and encourage those around you to be in Him as He is in you.
Lord, there is a line that some have crossed. Help me to be neither anxious to ever see that line crossed, nor to trust in my ability to know where the line is, but to simply focus upon being faithful as You are faithful and to do what is right. Guide me in wisdom to know and then to be willing to act upon what is known so I may help others as You have helped me in this gift of faith.
Lord Jesus, in You is the hope of the ages. You have the words of eternal life and You have given them to all who believe. You have also warned against the tares that grow alongside the wheat. If necessary, grant me wisdom to see, but also in every circumstance, help me to love others enough to tell them the truth, especially the hard truth when they sin that all around me may be in You for eternity. Amen.