22nd February 2017
GALATIANS 6 v. 7 – 10
‘Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
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.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.’
Paul is clear, again: in this adventure of discipleship, we get out of it what we put in – we need to invest time, talents, resources to ‘please the Spirit’, and we will continue to reap the benefits of everlasting life, begun here and now.
We are urged to ‘do good’ unfailingly, at all times – keep on doing good –
and to do it for all people – radical hospitality.
There is the promise of a harvest – of many more lives transformed by the grace and love of God – if we keep on keeping on, in Him.
Spirit of Jesus,
keep me in step with You,
keep me filled with You,
enable me to share more of You,
and to be ‘good news’ to all.
Prompt me to take risks today
in showing goodness and kindness
to others who come into my life
and are part of my journey .
What will ‘doing good to all’ look like today?
Listen out for God’s promptings, and choose to be obedient, no matter how wacky that impulse feels.
All posts in Galatians:
- The final word…GRACE.
- A new creation, bearing the marks of Jesus
- May I never boast except in the cross…
- Continue to do good to all…the harvest is coming!
- Taking responsibility, and sharing all good things
- Live by the Spirit – restore, carry burdens, be alongside…
- The right way – fruitful living
- The wrong way – the way of the flesh
- Walk by the Spirit, led by the Spirit
- Freed to serve, freed to love
- Get back on track
- Danger – falling away from grace
- Freedom…true freedom
- Children of Promise
- ‘Who do you think you are…?’
- In labour…until Christ is birthed in you
- Paul received as an angel from God….
- How could you turn back again….?
- Adopted in His family – Abba – Father, God.
- All are ONE in Christ
- Standing on the promises of God
- Living the ‘promise’
- Great things He has done – so loved He the world
- Through you, all people shall be blessed
- Receive the Spirit, by faith not works
- New life, through faith in Christ, alone…
- Masking the truth….
- God has no favourites….and remember the poor
- Guard against ‘false brothers’, and ‘fake news’ (to quote someone else, today…!)
- Persecutor becomes proclaimer!
- Taking time out…to be with Jesus
- Life changing encounters with Jesus
- ‘Super-good news’ revealed directly through Jesus
- No other gospel
- In a nutshell… the gospel
- Grace and Peace to you
- Living to serve Christ, to please God, and not people…
- Sent by the Lord am I
- What’s In A Name?