In your ministry and discipleship to people (not just pastors), desiring to walk in the ways of your Master, how do you discern when someone is…
– the Pharisee that Jesus called out as a viper, a white-washed tomb filled with dead men’s bones?
– the money changers whom Jesus drove out of the temple after turning over and wrecking their livelihoods?
– the woman at the well whom Jesus saved?
– the woman caught in adultery that Jesus forgave?
– the sinners with whom Jesus ate?
– the Jesus-denying, cursing disciple to whom Jesus gave leadership?
– the lost sheep that He leaves the 99 to go and rescue?
In other words, how do you know when to call a wolf pretending to be a sheep a wolf, when to continue to press into impacting the life of a professing believer that doesn’t appear to want to make much of Jesus, and when to let them go?