To me this is the way we stay full and excited about our walk with the Lord. We show our faith by our actions and we build people up to love the Lord with all their heart. We never try and do it on our own, we pray to God for the Spirit to guide us and we devote ourselves so much that we die to self and live by the Spirit. As we grow we can understand and be able to help people grow by showing them mercy but challenging them to turn from their sin.
Verses 22-23 say, “And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.”
It does not say sit back and let them live how they want. We must all seek living lives that resemble Christ and be willing to learn and grow to be able to do this. Never move on what our flesh is telling us that will always lead us to choose the world and not what God wants. Live to please God and learn from Christ so we can be that pleasing aroma to Him even if it means total sacrifice to what you want. Amen