Bear One Another’s Burdens (Verses 1-5):
In a world quick to judge, Paul asks us to restore one another in gentleness. But it's not a call to bypass personal responsibility; everyone must still "carry their own load." It’s a blend of community support and individual accountability.
Sowing and Reaping (Verses 6-10):
Paul then pivots to the principle of sowing and reaping. It's a farming metaphor everyone can relate to: what you plant, you harvest. It's a divine principle that transcends time. And Paul’s not being vague—he specifically says not to grow weary in doing good. The harvest will come, and it will be good if you've sown goodness.
Boast Only in the Cross (Verses 11-18):
Paul closes by drawing the line in the sand. If we're going to boast about anything, let it be about the Cross of Christ. All other accolades, accomplishments, or statuses are secondary. He emphasizes a new creation over circumcision, undercutting those who would make external rituals the focus.
Galatians 6 is a practical, community-focused chapter that touches on the aspects of our faith that relate to how we treat others and ourselves. The final call is a return to the fundamentals: the transformative power of Christ's sacrifice. It’s a fitting conclusion that reminds us of the essence of the Gospel and our role within the Body of Christ.

Galatians 6

1  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

2  Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

3  For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

4  But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

For every man shall bear his own burden.

Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

8  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

9  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

10  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

11  Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.

12  As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.

13  For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

14  But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

16  And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

17  From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.

18  Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. (To the Galatians written from Rome.)

End of Galatians 6

1 Year Plan:  Aug 24 - Pro 24, Pro 25, Gal 6 [next day]

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