If You Have Something Against Your Brother

If you have something against your brother, go to him and tell it to him alone. If he listens to you, you have won a brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others with you so that the word may not be spoken of by the entire group in front of the world. If he refuses to listen even after this, then treat him as you would a pagan or tax collector.”

If You Have Something Against Your Brother

First, go to your brother alone

First, go to your brother alone.

Don’t tell others about it. If you do, they may try to talk some sense into him or give him their own opinion of the situation. Seek counsel from those who know both of you well and can perhaps offer a balanced perspective on the matter—but when it comes down to it, this is between the two of you.

Once there are no other voices in the conversation but yours and his (or her), then bring up what troubles you most about what he did or said in an effort to get him back on board with helping resolve things amicably between the two of you. As sensitive as these topics may be for either party involved in such an issue, remember that this isn’t about proving whether or not someone else is right by bringing them into it; rather it’s about trying again at reaching resolution from an angle that hasn’t been tried before so far—which might just prove successful enough at this point where things were starting off rocky before!

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Second, tell it to the church

If you have something against your brother, go and be reconciled to him. Then, if he listens to you and forgives you, you will be truly happy. If he refuses to listen, take one or two others with you as witnesses so that everything that Jesus taught may be fulfilled: “If two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will come true for them.” You could say to them: “This is how we should act toward one another if we want God’s approval.”

Third, treat him as a tax collector

Third, treat him as a tax collector.

“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.’ But I tell you, do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem… Do not let your ‘Yes be yes’ or your ‘No be no.’… You must remove evil from among you… You shall love your neighbor as yourself (Matt 5:33-38).

Fourth, treat him as a pagan or a tax collector

  • Treat him as a pagan or a tax collector
  • Treat him as an outsider
  • Treat him as a tax collector
  • Treat him as a pagan

Don’t overreact to minor grievances.

If you have something against your brother, don’t let it fester. Be quick to resolve it and move on with the rest of your life.

If there’s an issue between you and your brother, don’t let it get in the way of your relationship with God. If there’s something that needs to be resolved, fix it so that both of you can move on from whatever caused the rift in the first place. In most cases, resolving these issues will strengthen any relationship that needs work just as much as they’ll strengthen yours with God; after all, he wants what’s best for both of his children—yourself included!

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Conclusion

Remember, if you have something against your brother, take it to someone else. Don’t let it fester and grow into a grudge that could destroy your relationship. And remember that even if you can’t work things out with him in person, there are other people who may be able to help you resolve things.

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