Galatians Reading (#18)

Take a few minutes to catch up and pray that God would bless you through the reading of His word.

Read Galatians 6:1-10

[6:1] Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. [2] Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. [3] For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. [4] But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. [5] For each will have to bear his own load.
[6] Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. [7] Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. [8] For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. [9] And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. [10] So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. 


  • Whom is Paul addressing in v 1?
    • What scenario does he imagine?
    • In such a situation, who should act?
      • What should they do?
      • How should they do it?
      • On what should they keep a watch? Why?
  • What does Paul command in v 2? What will happen if they comply?
  • What scenario does Paul imagine in v 3? What is the result if that situation takes place?
    • What should each one do (v 4)?
      • Then what will be their reason to boast? 
      • What will not be their reason to boast?
    • Why (v 5)?
  • Who is addressed in v 6?
    • What should they share?
    • With whom should they share it?
  • What command does Paul give in verse 7?
    • What does he tell us about God?
    • What is the relationship between reaping and sowing?
      • What are two potential ways one can “sow” (v 8)?
      • What will the person who sows in those ways expect to reap?
  • What encouragement does Paul give his readers in v 9? What incentive does he give them?
  • What should we do, according to verse 10?
    • To whom should we do it?
    • When should we do it? 


  • Who are the “spiritual” (v 1)? 
    • What does it mean to restore someone who is caught in a transgression?
    • Why is it important to do so gently?
    • Why would Paul warn the people to watch themselves in that situation?
  • What is “the law of Christ”? How does bearing one another’s burdens fulfill it?
  • What is Paul saying in v 6? How does it fit into the flow of what he is saying in v 2-5?
  • Why is it important for Paul’s readers not to deceive themselves into thinking that God can be mocked (v 7)? 
    • What does it mean to sow to the flesh or to the Spirit?
    • Why might someone be tempted to be weary of doing good?


  • Look at the way that Paul assumes that people in the church will know one another and care for each other. 
    • How can you bear the burdens of others in the church this week?
    • What opportunities might you have to do good to others in the church?
  • How might you be tempted to sow to your flesh? What would it look like for you to sow the Spirit this week?

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