{New Post} Confrontation is an Expression of Loving People

Biblical confrontation is an expression of Christian love.

Nathan Millican's Blog

Paul David Tripp

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve recently been reviewing Paul David Tripp’s book Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change and was challenged by his words regarding confrontation. Typically when we hear the word rebuke or confrontation we immediately think of something negative or possibly a type of conversation that doesn’t happen very much due to some extraordinary circumstances.  But a confrontation or rebuke is actually a good thing and all of us need to be confronted and rebuked from time to time. Tripp lays out several truths regarding biblical confrontation that are very helpful.

  • Confrontation is rooted in a submission to the First Commandment. “A reliable indicator of our love for God is the quality of our love for our neighbor…confrontation has little to do with us. It is all about the Lord, motivated by a desire to draw people…

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