Brethren, if a man be overtaken in any fault — By surprise, ignorance, or stress of temptation. In Galatians 6:2, he spoke of our need to care for others in the body of Christ. Nothing suits them except what they do. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. We have come to understand why it is so necessary to repeat the admonition of this verse. Find your praise in the testimony of a good conscience. In the former the apostle gives us several plain and practical directions, which more especially tend to instruct Christians in their duty to one another, and to promote the communion of saints in love ( v. 1-10 ). Thus the world is crucified unto us and we unto the world. Galatians 6:6, ESV: "Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches." We merely judge them by the touchstone of God's Word recorded in the first chapter of this Epistle: "Though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.". He paraphrases the words of Christ: "I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work." If a minister preaches on money he is likely to be accused of covetousness. "Let him not seek his own glory or look for praise. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Rather than terrify and condemn men's consciences, they ought to raise them up and comfort them with the truth. Paul's admonition that the hearers of the Gospel share all good things with their pastors and teachers is certainly in order. The Pope's synagogue teaches the exact opposite of what the Apostle commands. Those who are strong are to raise up the fallen in the spirit of meekness. The Gospel entails persecution. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Commentary on Galatians 6:6-11. People begin to hate and shun them and refuse to accept counsel or comfort from them. Amen.This is the Apostle's farewell. But not all the Galatians obeyed the warning of Paul. Galatians 6. Chapter 1; Verses 1–5; Verses 6–9 ... as some others are, but of a country or province, for so Galatia was. There are many ways that we may be called upon to carry the burdens of a brother or sister in Christ, but it seems that in this context, Paul is referring to the burden of the sins of our fellow believers, particularly those in our local context of … A repentant sinner is not to be given gall and vinegar to drink. A Commentary on Galatians 6:1-10. "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." Though this support is something physical the Apostle does not hesitate to call it sowing to the Spirit. And this is our glory today with the Pope and the whole world persecuting us and trying to kill us. "He that soweth to the flesh," i.e., he that has nothing left for the ministers of God, but only thinks of himself, that person will reap of the flesh corruption, not only in this life but also in the life to come. By way of contrast they hope to rise in the estimation of the people. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. As it is the praise of men stops when we die. Matthew Henry's Commentary – Galatians . For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. “You who have … Continue reading "Commentary on Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16" Before the eternal Judge it is not praise that counts but your own conscience. St. Augustine says: "There is no sin which one person has committed, that another person may not commit it also." To preach the Gospel for praise is bad business especially when people stop praising you. He must be dealt with in the spirit of meekness and not in the spirit of severity. Galatians 6. If those who are always so eager to condemn others would investigate themselves they would find that the sins of others are motes in comparison to their own.". In Galatians 6:5, Paul spoke of our final accountability before God. Galatians 6:9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. He means to say "Let us do good not only to the ministers of the Gospel, but to everybody, and let us do it without weariness." No. Be not deceived; God is not mocked.The Apostle is so worked up over this matter that he is not content with a mere admonition. Not for the sake of your righteousness," although they give that impression, but "that they may glory in your flesh." Neither are our attacks upon the papacy. Those who fail to do so expose their lack of understanding of the law of Christ. "Be not deceived," warns the Apostle, "God is not mocked." He pronounces those who sow to the Spirit blessed for this life and the life to come, while those who sow to the flesh are accursed now and forever. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.Since circumcision and uncircumcision are contrary matters we would expect the Apostle to say that one or the other might accomplish some good. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness. 10:12.) A. Galatians 5:1-6:10 is the practical aspect of Paul's radical free gospel of Christ, made available to believers through the love and grace of God and their repentant faith response. From henceforth let no man trouble me.The Apostle speaks these words with a certain amount of indignation. (Galatians 6:1) Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the Law of Christ. For our encouragement he adds the promise: "For in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." For the suppression of pride we need the strength of prayer. Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Martin Luther's Commentary on GalatiansGalatians 6. 6 y Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. True, the consciousness of work well done cannot quiet the conscience. They deceive themselves with their self-suggested wisdom and holiness. The hatred was mutual. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 7 z Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for a whatever one sows, that will he also reap. (Ps. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.In this verse the Apostle continues his attack upon the vainglorious sectarians. His other epistles he dictated, and only subscribed his greetings and his signature with his own hand. The Apostle's attack upon the false apostles was not unjustified. Galatians 6:3-5. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Galatians 6 English Standard Version (ESV) Bear One Another's Burdens 6 Brothers, [ a ] if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. "I am crucified unto the world," means that the world in turn condemns me. But this is not the treatment for one who has been overtaken by a sin and is sorry. Now what sort of an ambition is that? Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. They avoid the Cross, they teach no certain truths. They are that way because, as St. Paul says, they "think themselves to be something," they think they know all about the Scriptures. The word, 'flesh' has many meanings, and can refer to different things, depending on the context.. but in this verse the word, 'flesh' is referring to the old sin nature.. the fallen fleshly egocentric nature, we inherited from Adam. Our countrymen think it good sport to despise the ministry. Brethren, even if a man be overtaken in a trespass, ye who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of meekness; looking to thyself, lest thou also be tempted. The reason why the churches of Galatia, Corinth, and other places were troubled by false apostles was this, that they had so little regard for their faithful ministers. Trouble me no more. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy. 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