1 弟兄們，若有人偶然被過犯所勝，你們屬靈的人就當用溫柔的心把他挽回過來；又當自己小心，恐怕也被引誘。 2 你們各人的重擔要互相擔當，如此，就完全了基督的律法。 3 人若無有，自己還以為有，就是自欺了。 4 各人應當察驗自己的行為；這樣，他所誇的就專在自己，不在別人了， 5 因為各人必擔當自己的擔子。 6 在道理上受教的，當把一切需用的供給施教的人。 7 不要自欺， 神是輕慢不得的。人種的是甚麼，收的也是甚麼。 8 順著情慾撒種的，必從情慾收敗壞；順著聖靈撒種的，必從聖靈收永生。 9 我們行善，不可喪志；若不灰心，到了時候就要收成。 10 所以，有了機會就當向眾人行善，向信徒一家的人更當這樣。
- What does it mean to “sow to please the Spirit” and how can I do that this week in my life?
Galatians Chapter 6:1-10
1. Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, 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 he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4. Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, 5. for each one should carry his own load. 6. Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor. 7. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who 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.
- Reflect on what I have “sown” in my life, what “harvest” am I expecting? Why?
- What can I do this week to “sow to please the Spirit” (v8)?
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the 2011 “Spiritual Journal” book.
Family Time (Begin this time by reading the passage above using a children’s Bible.)
Plan a “D0-Good Activity”. Identify a person who needs help. Next, decide what good thing your family could do to help. Perhaps you could rake leaves, deliver cookies, do laundry, or make a visit. You may want to continue helping a family from a previous activity. Assign responsibilities, write them on your Family Devotional Journal and begin the activity. Remember, do not get tired of doing good!