Galatians 6:1–10 (NKJV)

1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For each one shall bear his own load.

Galatians 6:1-5

In this passage, Paul discusses the need to help one another. He reminds them that if someone else is having a problem, the reader could also have that same problem at a later time. The rationale is that if you imagine how you would want to be treated, and what you might need the most, then you will be more likely to act accordingly with a brother or sister who is in that situation. It is very much a Biblical way to describe the Golden Rule. Bear your own load as long as you can, but be sure you help others bear their loads when they need you. In so doing, you will fulfill the law of Christ.

6 Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.
7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. 9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:6-10

Paul continues his line of thinking by moving directly into his famous sowing and reaping discussion. If someone teaches the word, one who receive the word should share in all things with the one who shared the word. Sow the word, reap from the word. He then says it clearly that whatsoever someone sows, that is what he or she will receive. Sow to the flesh, reap the corruption of the flesh. Sow to the Spirit, and reap the everlasting life that He gives! With this promise in mind, be diligent, do not grow tired or weary, for the investment you make in others and in the Lord will reap a great harvest of blessing. Do not lose heart, but press forward in faith and reap what God intends for you as you sow into the spiritual realm and the physical realm the goodness of God to others. When you see an opportunity, take it and bless anyone you can. This is the will of God, and the Godly principle of sowing and reaping. Find someone today in your daily activities that you can bless. Do not bless just to be blessed. Bless to glorify God. But know that God’s blessings will come when you live by His principle of sowing and reaping.

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