Friday, September 16, 2005

We Reap What We Sow

Galations 6:1-10

1 Dear brothers and sisters, if another Christian 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 troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ. 3 If you think you are too important to help someone in need, you are only fooling yourself. You are really a nobody.
4 Be sure to do what you should, for then you will enjoy personal satisfaction of having done your work well, and you won't need to compare yourself to anyone else. 5 For we are responsible for our own conduct.
6 Those who are taught the word of God should help their teachers by paying them.
7 Don't be misled. Remember that you can't ignore God and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow! 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 So don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest at the appropriate time. 10 Whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone, especially our Christian brothers and sisters.

We all stumble. It's getting back up that's the hardest. As Christians, we are encouraged to help others get back up when they fall. Not to show that we are better than anyone else, but because we want to show them the love of Christ. We should guide those that don't know Christ into a personal relationship with Him. But we are ESPECIALLY encouraged to help our own brothers and sisters in Christ when they stumble. Folks, we are ALL sinners. The only difference between those that have a personal relationship with Christ and those who don't is that we are saved by His grace and mercy. May we show it to those who do not know HIM.

Blessings to you all and have a great day and weekend!


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