1. Galatians 6:1 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

In what ways would someone be caught in a sin?

Galatians 6:1 (ESV)

1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.

The Greek words used by Paul suggest that sin in an unplanned and unexpected way is in view.1 It could be a manner of thinking, or a lifestyle habit that the believer does not realize is actually sinful and wicked.2 Jesus gave instructions of how to respond when a fellow believer sins (Matthew 18:1–20). It is important to remember that restoration and not punishment is always the goal.3