"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Doing good to all


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There was a verse from Galatians that really stood out to me the other day so I thought I would read all of Galatians. So many books have touched my heart at different seasons in my life and for some reason this one is speaking to me know. I thought for the next couple of days I would share it with you! I am sharing from the Life Application Study Bible (NIV) I will also highlight or italicize what spoke to me. (so most might be highlighted)  You can find them all here. 

Galatians 6
Doing Good to All
1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Not Circumcision but the New Creation
11 See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!
12 Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13 Not even those who are circumcised keep the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your circumcision in the flesh. 14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. 16 Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule—to the Israel of God.
17 From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen.
 
I hope you all enjoyed reading this as much as I did.   There are so many verses that spoke to me and brought me joy and sorrow.  Sorrow because I see things that I also need to change in myself as well. 
As Paul said..
“Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit brothers and sisters.  Amen!”
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1 comment:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Thanks for sharing this :) :) I needed the gentle encouragement today :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :) :) :)

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