There are many things that Paul wants to teach us in Galatians 6, so let’s go through each one of them with the Holy Spirit leading us. First of all, he said, “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. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:1,2) People do fall because of the evil one. It is not up to us to judge them wrongfully, but to help them and to bring them back to Jesus. Many people are suffering and to spend time with these people and in prayer really helps. Paul taught, “for if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden.” (Galatians 6:3-5) If we think we are anything for Christ, we do need to prove ourselves. Not only to God, but people, so they can trust us in the ministry. This means that we actually live out what we say, teach, and preach. God is able to help us grow in the Spirit if we let him in our lives. Again, Paul taught, “let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.” (Galatians 6:6) We can ask our pastors questions and give them concerns about their sermons, but we ought to respect and love them at the same time. God is good to us, so we treat people the same way.
Paul taught, “be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” (Galatians 6:7,8) We must understand that everything we do in this life is recorded in heaven. Living for the lusts of the flesh is leading people to have their names removed from the book of life. Without repentance, these people will be tossed in the lake of fire come judgment day. Where people who are living in the Spirit are causing their names to stay written in the book of life. These people are God’s children and will one day be allowed entrance into heaven, where there is only peace, joy, and love, for all eternity. Lastly, we will look at what Paul said next. He taught, “and let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:9,10) It is so important that we remember to seek the hand of Jesus in our lives daily. Doing so will help us do God’s will upon earth, which are His good works manifested unto others. Those in the faith also need to see our good examples of being a believer in Jesus. Not just at church but outside those walls also. We know Jesus died for us on the cross and are following our Lord and Savior now. So go forth in faith and He will save you. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I love You and am so amazed that I am able to speak to You. Who am I among the millions of people in this world? I am like a spec of sand upon the seashore, but still, You answer my prayers. You are not so distant when I call upon Your Name but are so near to my heart. It is like You are physically with me. I love Your presence, for it always brings me so much joy and love. You help me to live differently and for this I give You thanks. If people see me differently for the better now, then You have done it all. I am only Your workmanship, which You have foreordained upon this earth. Do unto me according to Your will. My ears are wide open to listen to Your words and obey. I love Your ways, for in them I find wisdom and knowledge that is beyond truth. Nothing is better than to be taught by the King of glory. Help me, Lord, to do good works that honor both You and my neighbors. Help me to speak to others with respect and love. May all my actions be known by others as a true Christian. Since I am loved by You, it is my obligation to love one another. Even Your commands are a delight in my sight. Thank You for leaving Your commandments for us, that we might know Your will more personally. There is a way that seems right unto people, but if it isn’t according to Your will I can never trust it. And help me, God, to not be distracted by the enemy. Lead me from temptation, that I might be led by the Holy Spirit and not grieve it. I trust in You. I love You. Amen.