Thursday, November 12, 2009

Galatians 6


Gal 6:1 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.
Gal 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

We are one spiritual body in Christ. If one of the body is overtaken in a fault, what is that? A fault is a falling away from truth or a sin. The natural man would accuse him and perhaps gossip about him. Satan wants us to do that, but God has a better way. Those who are spiritual, those who are listening to God and who see with his eyes are to restore him, in a spirit of meekness. This is as the golden rule; do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Consider your own temptations and do not be swift to judge. It is best to show love and truth and to restore their standing in Christ. Satan’s helpers come to whisper discontent, fear and confusion. The Holy Spirit is constructive and positive. We all fail at times and need a loving person to help us back to the true way.

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Pray for those with a burden and show them Jesus. If you can help them in some way, do so.

Gal 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

We do not act as if we are "holier than thou" but we are to be meek and lowly servants, not lifting ourselves up as Pharisees but rather as brothers in Christ, or sisters in Christ. God will judge us according to who we are in Christ and what we do. No condemnation, but rewards will be given according to our obedient faith.

Gal 6:4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

2 Tim 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Gal 6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.

Each person has a burden. We must learn to give them to God and to praise him. We are to become like Jesus in the world so that others may see him. We are responsible for our own behavior. Be faithful and true to God. Be loving and helpful to those around you, for all are tempted to fall into sin.

1 Cor 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Do Good

Gal 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

A teacher prepares a message through study and meditation on the word of God. As a teacher we benefit most, because we must know something before we can teach it. It is not a one way communication, those who are taught should also respond in all good things to the teaching. I like to keep the comments on what is being taught; if the Holy Spirit speaks to you something that you want to say; if it is good then share it. On another level, all are to be taught by the Holy Spirit, for he is our teacher.

Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Are you growing in faith as you read his word aloud? Do you understand what you read, or worse yet are you running from God? The word will bring you closer to the heart and will of God.

Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Gal 6:8 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.

This is a solid law of cause and affect. We sow and it always makes an increase. Some receive corruption from acts sown in rebellion before they came to Christ. The result on the body may be corruption or death. The good news is our soul is saved in Jesus. We are to sow to the Spirit the good behavior as children of God.

James 2:15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
James 2:16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Well doing, the fruit of the Spirit, the actions of a God centered heart. Keep going, keep being faithful doing good works, for the reward is everlasting life and honor in the presence of God our Father.

Gal 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Yes, amen, do good and show that you are a child of your heavenly Father. We shall be judged by what we do or fail to do.

Those who did not give to the need were rejected by God. I think that we should be careful to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Gal 6:11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.

Paul points out that he has written this last part with large letters; perhaps because he had poor eyesight and could not read or write small print.

Gal 6:12 As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ
Gal 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

Their motive was to make a good showing in the flesh, and to avoid persecution for the cross of Christ; this is why they are trying to compel you [the Galatians] to be circumcised. It isn't really that they have a passion for the law and pleasing God; they don't even really keep the law themselves. But they want the Galatians to be circumcised so that they may wear the submission of the Galatians as a badge of achievement. Jesus is Lord, let no other person place you into bondage to their rules for salvation.

Gal 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Gal 6:15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

No glorying in self-works or self-righteousness. Christianity is something God does in us, (grace through faith) not something we do for God; (law and works) this can simply define the difference between grace and law . This is the theme of Galatians.


Gal 6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

And as many as walk according to this rule; glorying only in the cross of Christ. Being crucified to the world and are born-again; peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel, that is, the Church, of God which consists of all those, and those only, of every nation and people, who walk by this rule.

Gal 6:17 From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

From henceforth let no man trouble me: in dividing words, in wishing to cut and circumcise Gentiles after the law. For I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus; the scars, marks, and afflictions of my sufferings for Him from teaching His gospel of grace.

2 Cor 11:24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
2 Cor 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
2 Cor 11:26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
2 Cor 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

Gal 6:18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ for their strength, salvation and encouragement. Grace comes by faith and without the works of the law. We are saved unto good works; not under the Old Covenant for the Jews, but we are new creations under the New Covenant. Jesus Christ accomplished our salvation on the cross of Calvary. It is by grace that we are saved.

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