Galatians 6

Galatians 6 is the final chapter in this epistle. This chapter has some surprisingly good, practical and relevant advice in it. I know I shouldn’t be surprised, it is the Bible after all, but some of the advice given is not what I expected it to be.

First, Paul deals with how to help other brothers and sisters caught in sin. It is with gentleness and care. The care is also that you do not get tempted by the sin to sin themselves. Paul says we should support one another, and that’s a mark of a believer.

Verse 3 seems somewhat terse and basically condemns hypocrites and the arrogant. Then it goes on to say that comparisons are worthless.

Verse 8 is definitely worth remembering:

Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, for the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Verse 9 then goes on to talk about perseverance. This is definitely something I need more of, and if you want to pray for me in this, please and thank you. If you look at my record of posting, you can see how I start well but it soon dies off. I’ve been trying to learn verses off by heart by writing them out loads of times; this might be one I add to the list.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Verse 10 is nice too. It simply says, if you have the opportunity to do good, then do it. I like this advice. It’s so simple. If you can do it, do it. I think so many of us miss opportunities to do good that are given to us. If this was a rule we all followed, the world would be such a nicer place.

The rest of the chapter asks us to only boast in the cross of Jesus. Again, it reminds us comparisons or arrogance is pointless. The only thing we have of any value is Christ. We try to put value in so many pointless things or boast in such futile achievements. What we should rejoice in are the eternal things that count towards God’s kingdom.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.

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