Galatians 6:1-10 is a challenge to Christians to act on the behalf of others. There are several action verbs telling us what to do. It is our duty as believers to help our brothers and sisters in Christ.
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.
BEAR ONE ANOTHER’S BURDENS
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.5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
COMMUNICATE (share with) One who is taught should share material things with the one who helps him. Likewise, “they that preach the gospel should live of the gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:14)
6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
REAPING AND SOWING
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.
DO GOOD TO ALL MEN
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
These are principles to live by. If we follow these principles, we will have success in life. Even when we fail, others will be there to pick us up.
God is challenging us to follow and obey His word. If we do He will bless us and our fellow believers.
Go find a believer in need and help them.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001