At The Cripplegate, Mike Riccardi discusses the importance of believers admonishing one another as we walk the narrow path together. He writes:
Paul continues to lump in the same category the idea of speaking boldly, admonishing, and declaring even hard things to his fellow believers, with the idea of being innocent of men’s blood, and with profiting them in love. When the situation called for Paul to talk straight, even in what would seem to be a severe manner, he didn’t let a man-made, man-centered, vague, ambiguous fabrication that people call “love” hinder him from actually benefiting his brethren by admonishing them. In fact, it was true love that drove him to do so.