Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Galatians 6:1-10 NLT
[1] Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.

[2] Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. [3] If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.

[4] Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. [5] For we are each responsible for our own conduct. [6] Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them. [7] Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. [8] Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit.

[9] So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. [10] Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.

Reflection . . .

Let’s focus on verses 2-3 and 9-10. These are some of my favourite verses because they help us understand how to live together in harmony.

First, share other people’s burdens. What does that mean? It means, letting go of whatever importance you think you might have and walk alongside other people, even if it is something small that they are facing. Encourage them and be whatever help you can be to them. Sometimes that is just being present with them and having someone they can talk to or depend on or run an errand for them. I really like that it says, “You are not that important.” It really puts us in our place.

Second, doing good is always in style, always welcome! So, let’s not get tired of doing good — always! It’s a blessing and you will receive a blessing, a “harvest of blessing”, we just need to keep at it and think of doing good as an incredible blessing to others. Doing good toward others is not just for certain folks, it’s for everyone, especially those in the family of faith. That’s awesome instruction! Isn’t the Bible great!??

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet

and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:105 NLT