Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?
2 Corinthians 11:29
Christians are not to live in isolation. When one sins, there are repercussions throughout the Christian community. When a brother or sister suffers, we are to be affected. Our calling is not to be solitary Christians but to be members of a priesthood (1 Pet. 2:9).
Rejoice With Fellow Members
It was impossible for Paul to remain unmoved while there were believers in Corinth who were spiritually weak. When he learned that false teachers had caused Christians in Corinth to stumble in their faith, Paul burned with indignation. Paul told the church members at Corinth to rejoice when a church member rejoices and to weep when a fellow member weeps (1 Cor. 12:26). We depend on one another, and this influences everything we do. Jesus said that even when we pray, we are to begin by saying “our Father” (Matt. 6:9). We must do everything with our fellow Christian in mind (1 Cor. 14:12).
It’s possible to become so preoccupied with your own spiritual journey that you do not get involved in your church. You can become so focused on what God is doing in your own country that you are oblivious to the suffering and persecution that your fellow Christians face in countries around the world. If other believers around you are rejoicing or hurting, and you are unaffected, you have become desensitized to the people of God.
Do Not Isolate From The Family Of God
Ask God to place a burden on your heart for fellow believers. Make yourself aware of their needs. You cannot do this by isolating yourself from the family of God. You may think that you and Jesus have a good thing going but that is only true if you are doing the will of the Father and His will it this, that you love one another. Jesus said, “By this (love) shall all men know that you are my disciples.” Amen, amen and amen