Tag: Galatians 6
Scripture reading for August 23rd: Galatians 6
Key Scriptures for over-comers: Galatians 6: 7-10 “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please the sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Deception is always possible if we get off into the flesh or believe the lies of our adversary. Anything can be justified by our flesh and often we think that because of what we have done for God or how long we have walked with God that we can justify a little sowing to the sinful nature. However, what we sow we will reap! There are only two fields and two harvest that will definitely come. The field of the flesh will always yield destruction and the field of the Spirit eternal life! We must not grow weary or give up sowing to the Spirit. We are to be especially helpful to the family of God.
Observations for over-comers: Perseverance in sowing to the Spirit marks the life of an over-comer and there will be a rich harvest of eternal life for all who finish well! “Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what they have done.” (Isaiah 3:10-11)
Scripture reading for August 24th: Galatians 6
“Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:1-2) Paul ended his letter dealing with false teaching by encouraging the church members to gently and humbly help those caught in a trap of sin. That sin might have been one of the acts of the sinful nature described by Paul, or it might have been the sin of trying to keep the law rather than walk by faith in the grace of Christ. Paul warned them to be careful in restoration, that they not also be tempted. Christ’s law is the law of love–love our neighbor as ourselves.
“Don’t be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” (Galatians 6:7-8) When we continue to live in known sin and yet claim to know Christ, we actually are mocking God. We can’t mock God without consequences! How we live is like sowing seed. We do reap what we sow!
“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Neither circumcision or uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.” (Galatians 6:14-15) Paul’s faith rested in the finished work of his Lord Jesus Christ! He was a new creation in Christ. This truth must be the foundation of all believers! What is your boast today?