And so fulfil the law of Christ — The law of Christ (an uncommon expression) is the law of love: this our Lord peculiarly recommends; this he makes the distinguishing mark of his disciples. Galatians 6:1 Paul adviseth them to reform the faulty with gentleness, Galatians 6:2 and to bear one another’s burdens. We work long hours. Tim Hegg approaches the book with the starting point that Paul is preaching and teaching Torah observance for … Copyright Â© 1982 by Thomas Nelson. bOx 1822 FallbrOOk, CaliFOrnia 92088-1822 CHRISTOCENTRIC But there is one thing I can do, one thing that is not dependant on any factors outside my control. Commentary on Galatians 6:16-18 (Read Galatians 6:16-18 ) A new creation to the image of Christ, as showing faith in him, is the greatest distinction between one man and another, and a blessing is declared on all who walk according to this rule. (1-5) To kindness towards all men, especially believers. [ See verse text ] Paul has just written in Galatians 6:2 that we are to bear each other's burdens. This verse shows that the second, Spiritual Christians bear the heavy “burdens” of others because bearing burdens is an act of love. We don’t have time for one another. Your email address will not be published. Other parts of the body rush to get a Band-Aid and medicine. The burden here is the burden of failing the Lord Jesus. Itâs a battle that I have to fight! This story opened my eyes a bit to what is happening in the spirit world. Forbear his lie against you (Colossians 3:12,13). You are not all that perfect either! Do you ask yourself when you go to church, “How can I contribute to someone today? Help him. Matthew Henry :: Commentary on Galatians 6 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources Chapter 6 This chapter chiefly consists of two parts. “Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. This is why spiritual Christians must continue to walk them through their problems. Iâve been thinking recently about what this means, to âbear one anotherâs burdens.â. Everyone becomes discouraged from time to time. My heart is broken. Although we can cast our burdens on God (Psalm 5:22; 1 Peter 5:7), we should be able to cast them on fellow believers as well. We read in Ephesians 6:18, âpraying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,Â being watchful to this end with all perseverance andÂ supplication for all the saints.â And further up, in verse 12 it says, âFor we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but againstÂ principalities, against powers, againstÂ the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritualÂ hostsÂ of wickedness in the heavenlyÂ places.â Ephesians 6:12. Wesley's Galatians 6:2 Bible Commentary 6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens — Sympathize with, and assist, each other, in all your weaknesses, grievances, trials. Fallen Christians need the help of spiritual Christians. The answer has … Continue reading "Commentary on Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29" If we hammer our finger, it isn’t just our finger that hurts but the whole body. Galatians is often used to show Paul believed the Law to be done away with. Galatia was part of the country that we now call Turkey. In this commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, Tim Hegg goes one step further and shows that Paul was not speaking against the Torah but upholding it as God's eternal revelation to His people. Galatians 2:14–16 Martin Luther’s commentary on today’s passage includes this nugget of wisdom: “God is honored in His Son. After God restores fallen believers to fellowship, often, Satan immediately attacks them because they are still vulnerable to their sin. I can bear others up in prayer! (1-2) Paul’s later trip to Jerusalem. If the Spirit works in me and puts someone on my heart, then this prayer ministry is my task to take up. Sin can be oppressive. I can also do this for those who do not have faith for themselves. But my prayers can give them added strength, can lift them in their moment of need so that they can bear the fire. Of course, God may also show me things I can actually do for people, ways I can help, and itâs also important to be obedient to those promptings. CHRISTOCENTRIC COMMENTARY SERIES A COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANS The Gospel versus Religion James A. Fowler Publishing P.O. ActiveChristianityÂ® by Brunstad Christian Church aims to show how Godâs word challenges and empowers followers of Jesus to live 100% according to Godâs will, so we no longer need to fall in sin, but can come to a life of victory. It is not enough to restore them to fellowship and then neglect them. We live in a consumer generation. Â© bcc.media foundation, The Bible often mentions suffering. Get under the load and help out. Verse two is an extension of verse one. (1 Peter 1:6-9.) You may argue, “But you don’t know what he said about me. Other people put up with you, don’t they? The issue is his need. Maybe not him exactly, but my point is, my prayers can strengthen the side of the good! Galatians 6:2, KJV: "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ." Make me a blessing to someone today. Now, after saying that we should take honest stock of … It avails much. Galatians 6:2 Notice that Paul does not instruct us to fall on them like a ton of bricks. He spread false information about me.” I say, forgive him and forget it. Itâs not just kind of effective, not just slightly useful. Required fields are marked *, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, Designed by Elegant Themes Paul visited the region againin A… We all have our blind spots. We cannot bear the burdens of unbelievers in the same way we can a Christian’s burdens. Perhaps my prayer can send âthe archangel Michaelâ so that the battle can be won! The Epistle to the Galatians, often shortened to Galatians, is the ninth book of the New Testament. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Galatians 6:1-16 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Paul established the church in Galatia (4:13-14), but moved on. You may be interested in reading more on our topic page about prayer, or in the following resources: Scripture taken from the New King James VersionÂ®, unless otherwise specified. He says to restore them with "gentleness," considering our own state, and bearing with them. They battled in the spirit world until the archangel Michael came to help and the prince of Persia was overcome. The Galatians did not actually see Jesus being crucified. Not so very long ago I watched the politics of the UK with a vague and disinterested detachment. It should be my first instinct when I see a need, not my last resort when I just donât know what else I can do. Your email address will not be published. by Grant Richison | May 30, 2000 | Galatians | 1 comment, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ”. Galatians 2 – Paul Defends the Gospel of Grace A. Paul presents to the leaders of the church in Jerusalem the gospel of grace revealed to him by Jesus. Then he received word that certain Jewish-Christians were trying to persuade Galatian Christians to observe Jewish laws and rituals, including circumcision (5:2-12; 6:12-13) and the observance of "days, months, We can cast our burdens on the Lord, but God wants us to cast them on one another as well. Read Galatians 6 commentary using John Gill's Exposition of the Bible. Christians are to get under the load other Christians bear. The law of Christ compels us to love other Christians. Galatians 6:8(NASB) Verse Thoughts The word, 'flesh' has many meanings, and can refer to different things, depending on the context.. but in this verse the word, 'flesh' is referring to the old sin nature.. the fallen fleshly egocentric nature, we inherited from Adam. When individuals begin to choose to walk by the Spirit, willingly led by the Word and by the Spirit People all around us face domestic problems, financial problems, problems with children, problems with employees, and with employers. And truthfully, that is the best thing I can do for someone. This prayer life is an act of love for people and in doing this, it is an act of love toward Jesus Himself. It’s good to be able to say, “Lend me your back, will you? In grace, swallow your pride. Commentary on Galatians 2:20,21 (Read Galatians 2:20,21) Here, in his own person, the apostle describes the spiritual or hidden life of a believer. We have our own interests. All rights reserved. Chapter 6:6-10 has two of the most memorable quotes in the NT. It makes little difference if I get anything out of the sermon or am blessed by the choir, I am going to give to someone today.”. Many of us never know the weight other Christians carry. The word means weight, heaviness, or load. See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand!a. This is not sentimental love but true love. When Christians get under the load of other Christians, it’s a lot easier to carry the weight. The words “one another’s” means another of the same kind. This verse shows that the second responsibility of Christians toward fallen believers is to help them through their problems after they are restored. Others see it as a literary unit relating to believers' use of money. Itâs a hidden work, a hidden ministry, but one that can bear tremendous fruit. “Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). This is what it means to bear one anotherâs burdens. The sense is, that every man has special temptations and easily besetting sins, which constitute a heavy burden. All have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His dear I donât always get to see the results of my prayers, but I can be sure that they are effective. Esther Smith was a âprayer warrior,â a God-fearing woman with a strong personal connection to Jesus. “Bear one another’s burdens,” Paul says, “and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (6:2). It is not only “those who were of authority at the Council,” but “those who are the great authorities with you Galatians now.” The Apostle speaks with a certain amount of irony. (James 5:16.) Typing error in the first paragraph of the section headed “Bear one another’s burdens” – it should be Psa 55:22 not Psa 5:22. It is the desire to identify with the hurts of fellow believers. Galatians 2:15-21 Paul acknowledges his role as a persecutor of the church––and his vision of the risen Christ, who called him to be an apostle––and his journey to Arabia––and his visit with Cephas and James, who glorified God Commentary, Galatians 6:[1-6]7-16, Sarah Henrich, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2013. Spiritual Christians bear the heavy “burdens” of others because bearing burdens is an act of love. Maybe God is allowing them to go through this trial by fire for a purpose, for their sanctification. So why is the vivid description of Christ’s death an argument for the truth of the gospel Paul preached? Verse two is an extension of verse one. He also said, ââ¦ inasmuch as you didÂ itÂ to one of the least of these My brethren, you didÂ itÂ to Me.â Matthew 25:34-40. And thatâs the second part of that verse in Galatians 6:2: ââ¦ and so fulfill the law of Christ.â. We do not have time for each other anymore. They are to share all burdens, even the burdens of guilt and shame when one of them goes astray. (Daniel 10:10-14.) Someone I know has recently been going through a hard time. Bear one another’s burdens, We can bless other Christians by helping them develop a biblical perspective on life. We are to bear the burdens of Christians. The old man is crucified, Romans 6:6, but the new man is living; sin is mortified That is why we must sound the note of encouragement. Whoever then believes that the Son is our mediator and Savior, he honors the Father, and him again Galatians 6:2-5 Christ’s Love in Us Today we look to see more of what God’s love looks like when it’s manifest in the family of God. He loves us and wants the very best for us. Scholars have suggested that this is either the Roman province of Galatia in southern Anatolia , or a large region defined by an ethnic group of Celtic people in central Anatolia. This verse shows that the second responsibility of Christians toward fallen believers is to help them through their problems after they are restored. Some loads are too heavy for one person to lift. I can’t carry this load by myself. Galatians 6:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Galatians 6:2, NIV: "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Used by permission. It is a load that presses down on us, a. Some of us are so busy with our own problems that we do not take time for others. Iâve always been intrigued by a particular story about Daniel. Paul had visited the region atleast twice. Lovingly put up with him. Galatians 6:2, ESV: "Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." God always hears our prayers. 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