Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Doing Good to All

Galatians 6

1Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. 2Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, 5for each one should carry his own load.
6Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.

7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8The 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. 9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

11See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand!
12Those who want to make a good impression outwardly are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid being persecuted for the cross of Christ. 13Not even those who are circumcised obey the law, yet they want you to be circumcised that they may boast about your flesh. 14May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. 16Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.

17Finally, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.


Annette said...

i certanily I'm thankful for the reminder....we all need to be reminded of these things.
How's life going? three word's to describe here....HOT, HOT, HOT!!
Love, Annette

Just Joni said...

thinking about you dear friend, hoping all is "peachy" there in Georgia ~

much love ~

Nonnie said...

stopping by to say good morning, phyllis....and hoping you are having a wonderful day....

Annette said...

Just dropped by to say "Hi, and I hope all is good with you today"
it's been so H O T here and such a haze due to all the fires. I wish God would give us rain, even though some of the farmers wont like it, but the firemen would!
Love to you always friend

Nonnie said...

checking in, phyllis....hoping you are fine....and days are good.

Joni said...

sending you love ~

pfranklin said...

Hi everyone and thanks so much for your notes. Hope all the weather has cleared and you all are having great days too. Around here things have really been turned upside down with so much to do and so little time to do it all in. God is good, life is good and all is well.

Much love, Phyllis

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