”Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.” Galatians 6:1
Temptation is an enticing lure the enemy uses to trap and capture his victims, but more than that, he then uses these victims to draw others into the same trap.
The danger for those who try to free the captive is that they can easily be ensnared by the same lure.
Therefore you must be free from mindsets that hinder you and any sin in your own life that can so easily entangle you. Hebrews 12:1
Otherwise in your attempt to free others from the trap they are in, you can be easily deceived and taken captive by the very arguments that captured the “victim” you are trying to help.
“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” Colossians 2:8
Unless you are fully submitted and secure in your relationship with Christ Jesus, you become easy prey to an enemy who often knows you better than you know yourself.
Your only measure security and strength is the presence of His Holy Spirit in your life.
In your quest to set the captive free, you must be immune to his ways, or the enemy will spring the same trap on you that he has used so successfully in the lives of those around you.
Your immunity to capture lies in the depth of your life in the Spirit. Which is the evidence of the fruit we manifest; Love, joy, peace, patience kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Galatians 5:24
Against such things there is no tactic the enemy can employ, there is no law the enemy can use to ensnare you.
Life in the Spirit is a most effective tool to set the captive free.