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Galatians 6:6-10

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Galatians 6:6-10

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Lesson Number 14

Background Notes

Doctrinal Point(s)

  1. Believers who sow to the flesh will reap corruption.
  2. Believers who sow to the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Practical Application

  1. Don’t forget to do good to unbelievers.

Questions

  1. List some of the believer’s responsibilities toward fellow believers as given in Galatians 6:1-6.
  2. “Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.” (Galatians 6:6). What is this verse telling us?
  3. Is Galatians 6:7-8 addressed to believers or unbelievers?
  4. Read 1 Timothy 5:17. Does double honor mean double the amount of respect?
  5. Does eternal life begin when you die?

Answers

  1. We are to bear one another’s burdens by doing what we can to help. We are to help fellow believers who have sinned to come back to the Lord and to the fellowship of His people.
  2. Those who are taught should share in love to help meet the needs of the teachers.
  3. In context here, these verses are addressed to believers.
  4. It means respect and remuneration. See also 1 Timothy 5:18.
  5. Eternal life begins when you are saved. See John 3:36.

Discuss/Consider

  1. “He who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption…” (Galatians 6:8). See also Job 4:8 and Hosea 8:7. Consider how these verses relate to each other and how they relate to you. The exhortation is to be a giving and sharing Christian, not one who thinks only of himself and his own comfort and pleasure. How do you rate your own comfort and pleasure as compared to your giving and sharing?
  2. “He who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Galatians 6:8) Sowing to the Spirit means to give and to share for the furtherance of the Lord’s work by meeting the needs of the Lord’s servants. Are you enjoying your present eternal life, or are you just living your life like the average non-Christian? How concerned are you for the Lord’s servants who share the gospel both at home and abroad? Has the Lord touched your heart to give…sacrificially?

Challenge

  1. “Therefore, a we have opportunity, let us do good to all…” (Galatians 6:10). As believers, we are to meet the needs of the Lord’s servants, and the needs of fellow-believers and to unbelievers around us. It has been said that we should do all the good we can in all the ways we can to all the people we can for as long as we can. Can this be said of you?

Key Verses

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

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