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2016 October 12

Summer: Harvest Time (c., 1600, Perhaps between 1588-1638)
Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1638)
Dutch and Flemish Renaissance Style
Private Collection
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art

     Explanation: In Galatians 6, Paul asks those who are spiritual to meekly restore anyone who is overtaken in a fault, considering themselves lest they also be tempted. By thus bearing one another' burdens, they fulfill the law of Christ. All of us are nothing, so we should not be proud and self-deceived. Each of us will bear his own burden of judgment (1-5).
     We reap what we sow. If we sow to the flesh will see corruption; if we sow to the Spirit we will reap eternal life. We should, therefore, not be weary in doing good, because we will reap if we do not faint. So we should do good to everyone, especially those who are of the household of faith (6-10).
     Paul reveals that those who want to persuade the Galatians to be circumcised do so to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. They do not keep the law, they simply want to boast in the flesh. But Paul desires only to boast in the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world is crucified to him, and he to the world. However, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avail anything, but a new creation. He pronounces peace and mercy upon those who walk by this rule (11-16).
     He tells them to trouble him no more because he bears in his body the marks of Jesus, referring to his persecutions for the sake of the Gospel (17). He pronounces the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ upon them (18).
     [Sermons: Charles Biggs. Eric Alexander. Various. ]
     [Illustration: Today's painting depicts a harvest. A key feature of today's chapter is the spiritual harvest, good or bad, which one receives when he sows either to the Spirit or to the flesh. ]


          [THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Galatians 6:1-6: Romans 15:1-6; 1 Corinthians 2:6-16; 1 Corinthians 4:6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:1-14; 2 Corinthians 2:5-11; 2 Corinthians 8:8-15; Ephesians 4:25-32; Philippians 4:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15; Philemon 1:15-20. Galatians 6:7-10: Romans 6:15-23; Romans 8:9-17; 1 Corinthians 15:42-50; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13. Galatians 6:11-17: 1 Corinthians 16:21-22; Colossians 4:16-18a; 2 Thessalonians 3:17; Romans 2:25-29; 1 Corinthians 7:17-24; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8. Galatians 6:18: Romans 16:20b; 1 Corinthians 16:23-24; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 6:23-24; Philippians 4:23; Colossians 4:18b; 1 Thessalonians 5:28; 2 Thessalonians 3:18; Philemon 1:25. ]
     NOTE: The parallels above are based in a very small part on my own research but principally on the following sources:
     Fred O Francis and J. Paul Sampley, Pauline Parallels, Second Edition. (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press, 1984).
     Most of the material on Hebrews is from an online article titled Pauline parallels in Hebrews taken from Charles H. Welch and Stuart Allen Welch, Perfection Or Perdition? An Exposition Of The Epistle To The Hebrews, (London: Berean Publishing Trust, 1973). ]

          [ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]

          [ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]

          [ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

          [ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]


Gospel Harmony - Summary. | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine. | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible. |

Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF). | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF).

*** For Additional word studies use one of the Greek Interlinear Bibles below. ***

Mounce Interlinear. Bible Hub Greek Interlinear. Scripture 4 All Greek Interlinear Bible.

Book Outline:

1. Do not Turn From the Gospel Which is From God (Galatians 1:1 - Galatians 2:21) - 49 A.D. Rome
2. This Gospel is the Instrument By Which You Received the Spirit (Galatians 3:1 - Galatians 4:31) - 49 A.D. Rome
3. The Spirit Enables you to Live Holy, the Law Does Not (Galatians 5:1 - Galatians 6:18) - 49 A.D. Rome

Galatians 6

3. The Spirit Enables you to Live Holy, the Law Does Not (Galatians 5:1 - Galatians 6:18) - 49 A.D. Rome

     1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
     6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. 8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
     11 Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. 12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. 13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. 14 But God forbid [do not let it be] that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. 15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
     17 From henceforth let no man trouble [give weariness to] me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
     18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. To the Galatians written from Rome.

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