Why Rejoice? (Part 3)

Posted on December 4, 2020

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Why Rejoice? (Part 3)

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. Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important. 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. For we are each responsible for our own conduct.

Those who are taught the word of God should provide for their teachers, sharing all good things with them. Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 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. 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. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:1-10 NLT

Paul captured this much in his admonition in Galatians 6:1-10 NLT; and specifically in verse 4.  Let me illustrate so you will never forget, no matter how similar two brothers may be, or functional things at that may look, they may never be suited for the same function! The car tire, round as the steering wheel of a motorcar cannot do the work of the steering wheel! And that’s the relevance of the Scripture we just quoted, and why in addition to:

  • Knowing, and
  • Excelling in what God committed into your hands

you must never seek to compare youselves!

Are you called to build a home, raise godly children to fulfil God’s kingdom mandate, or preach the gospel or indeed in a professional service and not to be like the world? Are you doing what God asked of you? Otherwise nothing in our text will ever be real to you, because one verse builds upon the other.

To get results in your calling demands praying without ceasing. As you get results, you will effuse with thanks. They are mutually reinforcing demands. Let’s examine ourselves. Selah. 

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