Galatians 6:1-10

6:1 Brothers, even if a man is caught in some fault, you who are spiritual must restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to yourself so that you also aren’t tempted. 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 6:3 For if a man thinks himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 6:4 But let each man test his own work, and then he will take pride in himself and not in his neighbor. 6:5 For each man will bear his own burden. 6:6 But let him who is taught in the word share all good things with him who teaches. 6:7 Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 6:8 For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption. But he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 6:9 Let us not be weary in doing good, for we will reap in due season, if we don’t give up. 6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let’s do what is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.

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There’s a lot in here, and I should probably make several posts out of it, but I want to get it up here. What’s he saying?

  • Help each other, especially there’s a sense of community between student and teacher;
  • There’s a strong echo of Matthew’s motes and beams admonition (of course the sense of echo is anachronistic as this letter was written before Matthew);
  • Sow to the spirit;
  • Don’t be impatient for your reward;

1 Comment

  1. One obvious teaching is that we will reap what we sow. We cannot sow bad seed and expect good fruit to come out of it. There is a price to pay down the road. But on the other hand sowing good seed does bring a good harvest.

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