In a message titled, ACCOUNTABILITY, ENDURANCE, AND DOING GOOD (Gal. 6:7-10), the Holy Spirit warns Christians one last time in the book of Galatians about the perils of walking in the flesh. The audience has not changed (Gal 1:2-3; 3:2; 4:14-15, 28, 31; 5:1, 7, 16-21, etc.). Sin is deceitful, and God warns His children here “not [to] be deceived” (Gal. 6:7a). “God is not mocked” (Gal. 6:7a; Rom. 7:18; Eph. 4:22-24; Col. 3:8-9; 1 Cor. 6:7-9, etc.). A Christian who builds “corruption” in his life by willfully choosing to walk in the flesh will “suffer loss” both in this world and at the judgment seat of Christ- unless he turns from it (Gal. 6:5, 7-8a; 1 Cor. 3:10-12, 15; 10:14; 11:31; 2 Cor. 5:10; 1 John 1:9; 2:28; Heb. 12:25-29, etc.). But the things sown “to the Spirit” God promises to graciously “reward” with abundant life today and in indescribable ways when Jesus Christ comes for us (Gal. 6:8b; John 10:10; 1 Cor. 3:13-14; 4:5; Ps. 16:11; Rev. 22:12, etc.).
The Lord then encourages us to not give up (Gal. 6:9). If we do “not grow weary… if we do not lose heart,” then “in due season we shall reap” (Gal. 6:9; 1 Cor. 15:58, etc.). Keep on sowing the good seed; keep on walking in the Spirit… Grace- the gospel of grace is the key to the “full reward” He wants for us (2 John 1:4, 8; Gal. 4:19, etc.).
“Do good to all, especially to… the household of faith” (Gal. 6:10). While we are not saved by good works (Eph. 2:8-9), after being saved by grace, we are called to walk in the good works God has made us for (Eph. 2:10; Gal. 5:16-18, 22-23, 25; Rom. 5:5, etc.).
“If we are unwilling to suffer loss for Christ in this life, we shall surely suffer loss in the life to come. Let us examine our hearts lest we be among those who do not hear Christ’s ‘well done.’”
-Erwin Lutzer Senior Pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago
“Christian Freedom is not the right to do as I wish, but the power to do as I should.”
-Jerry Bridges Evangelical Christian Author, Speaker and Staff Member of The Navigators
My passion is to protect and promote the truth, and teach others to do the same through the faithful teaching of the Bible.
Gospel means “good news.” While we can have good news throughout our lives in many forms, the good news God shares with us is the forgiveness of sin through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
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