“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” – Galatians 6:1
Where you AT? This is the term I would yell at my friends when I was a teen and I could not find my henchmen. I grew up in New York and “New Yawkers” have their own language convoluted in slang wrapped into the English language. It’s what we do! Or I should say, “It’s what we’s do’s!” When I would yell it out loud, I would be looking for my Boys!
Sadly, in the church, I find that when people are missing because they are lost in a temptation of sin, no one is yelling, “Where you at?” The truth is that all of us can be found in the place of “AT.”
Always Tempted (AT)
Every day is a battle with the will of the flesh, and, every day, the devil wants you lost, all alone, and by yourself. It is the job of every born-again Christian to yell out, Hey Homie, Where you AT? The Bible tells us that the person who is more spiritual should restore, not put the person in storage. Restore with the Spirit of Christ in Gentleness. Why? Considering yourself, because you are one step away from “AT”, lest you be tempted.
I think it was Perry Noble (if not, I’ll just default to him or Charles Spurgeon lol) that once said “All it takes to have an affair is two people having a weak moment at the same time” (Paraphrase). Guess what? It might not be an affair, but it could be the wrong use of your tongue, it could be a gluttony problem, it could be a homosexual draw. Whatever your “AT” is, remember God is bigger and He can bail you out. He will send people in your life that are more spiritual to help you where you are “AT.” James (5:19) reminds us that if one of you should wander from the truth then someone should bring that person back. So bring that person back by yelling out “Where you at?” Look out for each other, lest you be tempted!