Devotions for January 26, 2017

GALATIANS 6:1-10

6 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.

DO GOOD TO EVERYONE

In life, we all make mistakes and need help at times. This should grow us in compassion and sympathy to those who suffer and are oppressed. This passage gives us practical tips in how to respond to the gospel of Jesus by looking to assist those in church and in the world.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: What does verse 10 specifically encourage us to do?

Q: How can you bear up the burdens of someone at TNLC (by lending a helping hand)?

Q: Who can you invite to church this week so that they can experience our faith community?

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