Matthew 18:15-20 is one of the easiest passages to understand.
It’s not that difficult to realize that when you have an issue with someone, you go to them FIRST.
It’s doesn’t take a ton of historical or even biblical knowledge to grasp the concept that Jesus is trying to relay in these verses.
For some reason, they are rarely applied.
Instead of going to our brother (or sister) in Christ, we often choose to go to our best friend instead.
Instead of pulling someone aside and explaining our issue with them, we often choose to tell someone else.
Instead of confronting someone that’s wronged us, we often gossip about them instead.
Scripture is pretty clear on what to do if someone wrongs you, but we rarely get it right.
Imagine what the application of this simple passage of scripture could do to…
If you have a problem with someone today…
If you feel like someone has wronged you…
Talk to them about it.
Approach them with grace and humility.
That’s what Jesus would do.