There are others in the “weak” category who tend to fall into the same sins over and over. They are spiritually and morally weak because they haven’t developed habits of self-discipline. They embarrass themselves, their church, and their Lord. And thus they require a lot of attention.
How do you help them? Paul’s word for “help” means “hold tightly to,” or “support.” Here’s what that looks like in action: “Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:1-2). You help the weak by picking them up and then holding them up.
Answer excerpted from Dealing with Problem People by John MacArthur. © Copyright 1993 by Grace to You. All rights reserved. Click here to see the article in its entirety.