In this the hypocrisy of your false teachers discovereth itself, that whereas, by their being circumcised, they had declared themselves debtors to the whole law, and under an obligation entirely to keep it if they would be saved, yet they themselves did not keep it; only they were very zealous for this one thing, not out of any love they had to the law, but that they might glory of you, as their converts, being by them persuaded to be circumcised. Crucified to the World Galatians 6:12–15, Part 2. Which is not called the law of Christ because first given by him, (for himself maketh it the sum of the ten commandments), but because he received it and vindicated it from the corruption of the Pharisees’ interpretation, Matthew 5:43,44; because he so often urged it, and so seriously commanded and commended it to his disciples; and set us the highest precedent and example of it, and hath by his Spirit written it in the hearts of his people. Paul visited the region againin A… EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Paul established the church in Galatia (4:13-14), but moved on. “And” is therefore equivalent to “namely:” Yea, upon the Israel of God. St. Paul assumes that all Christians are animated by the Spirit of God. Galatians 5:23, where “meekness” is mentioned expressly as one of the “fruits of the Spirit.”). If a man be overtaken.—If a man be even stirprised, or detected; not only caught, but caught red-handed, in the very act, before he can escape. 6 Brothers and sisters, someone in your group might do something wrong. If this description is to be applied to the whole Epistle, it must remain a riddle to which there is no clue. His Spirit causes us to call God, ‘Father, my Father’. Help make that person right again, and do it in a gentle way. Read Galatians 6 commentary using Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. He must stand or fall by himself. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Galatians 6:1-16. By suppressing this side of Christian teaching, the Judaisers could easily obtain toleration for their other tenets. It seems, on the whole, most probable that the size of the characters express the emphasis and authority with which the Apostle is writing. Galatians 6:14-16 I will Glory in the Cross ; JOHANN BENGEL. A new creature.—The Greek may mean either the “act of new creation” or the “person newly created.” The Authorised version apparently takes it in the latter sense, which perhaps is to be preferred. (6) Him that is taught in the word.—He who receives instruction in the truths of the gospel. The Apostle, for some reason or other, points out that the characters in which he is writing are larger than usual. - Verse-by-Verse Commentary God is generally said to call men into the grace of Christ, but the phraseology seems here to point out Paul, and not God, as the person spoken of. Galatians 6 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Help Each Other. Let him that is taught in the word — Who is instructed in the doctrines and precepts of the gospel; communicate unto him that teacheth — According to the ability that God hath given him; in all good things — All such temporal things as he stands in need of. The marks.—The stigmata, or marks inflicted with branding-irons, such as those which show that a slave is attached to a particular temple or to the service of some particular deity. 2. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. “Glory (or boast), save in the cross”: The Greek word for “boast” is a basic expression of praise, unlike the English … own work here, understands his own actions and manners, which he would have every man to busy himself to search, try, and examine by the Divine rule, whether they be conformable to the will of God, yea or no; shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another; a man shall (if he findeth his work such as is agreeable to the will of God) have a cause to rejoice in himself; not in the merit or perfection of his works, but in his own works; not in others; that is, he shall rejoice in something which God hath wrought in and by him, and not in others. 5 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. The text teacheth us, that it is the will of God that ministers should be maintained at the charge of the church to which they minister, and it is but an act of justice, for they do but communicate temporal things to those who communicate to them much more valuable things. 15 It doesn’t matter if anyone is circumcised or not. that are spiritual, he means not only the pastors and governors of the church, (though this care and duty is much incumbent upon them), but such as have received the Spirit of Christ; more especially such as were more knowing in the ways of God, and had spiritual habits more confirmed in them; in which sense spiritual is used in 1 Corinthians 3:1. Upon the Israel of God; upon the true Israelites, whom he calleth the Israel of God; hereby intimating and confirming the truth of what he had said, Romans 2:28,29, and what our Saviour had said of Nathanael, John 1:47, calling him an Israelite indeed, because in him was no guile; and establishing a distinction between such as were so really, and those who were only Israelites in name, because descended from Jacob, to whom God gave the name of Israel. (10-14) From the covenant of promises, which the law could not disannul. Galatians 6:14 "But God forbid 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." I explained to them the good news that I teach to the Gentiles.But I talked only to those men who seemed to be the leaders. (18) With your spirit.—The grace of God works especially on the “spirit,” or highest part, of man. .—On the other hand, where all the actions are like seed deposited in the field of which the owner and lord is the Spirit, that same Spirit will reward them in the world to come with the gift of everlasting life. 6 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit(A) should restore(B) that person gently. deceive himself in nourishing and entertaining such an opinion of himself. Scripture: Galatians 6:12–15. No. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand!a. Most ofthe people who lived in Galatia were *Gentiles. The Gallows and the Gift of Life He was not pleasedwith them. 1685. Be very careful yourselves, so that you do not also want to do wrong things. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 6:1-5 We are to bear one another's burdens. Sep 1, 2015. It describes how Christians who live in God's Spirit should use His power to treat each other. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. ( 14 I hope I will never boast about things like that. And God our Father, who raised Jesus to … In those verses we are told that by faith-union with Christ ‘we have been crucified with him’. Amen. He asks whether, in bestowing the gifts of the Spirit upon the Christian Church, … Let no man trouble me, either with questions about circumcision, or with imputations as if I were a friend to their opinion, of the necessity of adding to the doctrine of faith, circumcision and other observances of the law. Faith which worketh by love (Galatians 5:6). See summary of THE LAW OF CHRIST at the end of this chapter. Through Jesus’ death on the cross the world is dead # 6:14 is dead Literally, “has been crucified.” to me, and I am dead to the world. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". He will judge his own actions by the standard properly applicable to them, and will find as much ground for boasting as this will give him, and no more. Their true object is to make capital out of their influence over you, to boast publicly of your submission to the rite. The same word is used for “mending their nets” in Matthew 4:21; Mark 1:19. Galatians 6 Be kind and good to each other. Bear ye one another’s burdens; it is a general precept, and may be either understood with reference to what he had said in the former verse, so it hints our duty: though we discern our brethren to have fallen into some sin or error, yet if we discern that they are sensible of their lapse, and their sin is not a pleasure, but a burden to them, though we ought not to bear with them or connive at them in their sins, yet we ought to sympathize with them when we see their sin is become their load and burden, under which they groan and are dejected. For my part I have no such ends, I have no ambition to glory in you as my converts; all that I desire to glory in, is in the doctrine of the gospel, and my sufferings for the propagation of it, and my conformity to Christ in suffering for preaching the gospel. Galatians 6:3 - For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. (5) Every man shall bear his own burden.—The word for “burden” here is different from that which had been used above, though its meaning is very much the same. Doing Good to All. So we shall fulfil the law of Christ. It is true that the Greek word, meaning originally a “member of a household,” came to mean simply “acquainted with,” or “belonging to,” the idea of a “household” being dropped; still, in view more especially of Ephesians 2:19—”Fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God”—where there seems to be a play upon the words “city” and “house,” it would appear as if it ought in the present phrase to be retained. Communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things; the precept is concerning the maintenance of ministers, which is fitly expressed by the term communicate, because as the people distribute to their ministers things temporal, so the ministers distribute things spiritual. Communicate . John Piper Sep 1, 2015 868 Shares Sermon. Galatians 6 English Standard Version (ESV) Bear One Another's Burdens. (26-29) Commentary on Galatians 3:1-5 (Read Galatians … Commentary on Galatians 1:6-9 (Read Galatians 1:6-9) Those who would establish any other way to heaven than what the gospel of Christ reveals, will find themselves wretchedly mistaken. Sin is an inordinate action, and putteth the soul that committeth it out of its due order and place. No matter what these circumstances may be, one who is truly spiritual will still deal gently with the offender. Boasting Only in the Cross. Aug 27, 2015. Galatians 6:9 in all English translations. Be weary.—Rather, let us not be faint-hearted; lose heart. (15-18) The law was a school master to lead them to Christ. Bear each other’s burdens, for to claim any superiority to them is mere delusion. Restore.—A good translation. They themselves who are circumcised.—The expression in the Greek includes, not only those who were circumcised themselves, but also those who were for circumcising others. (2) Bear yo one another’s burdens.—Take them upon yourselves by kindly sympathy. It is pride and overweening opinions of ourselves, that make us despise or neglect others under their burdens, and so forget the law of Christ; the apostle therefore properly addeth this precept for humility and modesty to those former precepts. (11) Ye see.—Rather, See. Sympathise with each other. 1. Here he is told that he must “bear his own load,” in the sense that he must answer directly to God for his own actions. Galatians 6:11 We know from various mentions throughout the New Testament that Paul had a problem with his eyes -- he may even have been close to blind. When I attached myself to the crucified Messiah, from that moment the world became nothing to me. Galatians 6:18 He concludeth with a prayer. Galatians 6 New Testament Commentary for English Readers; Galatians 6 Greek Testament Commentary; DON ANDERSON - see especially the "notes" Galatians - You Were Running Well - Practical Study with Questions; Notes on Galatians 6 - 192 pages of notes with quotes from many sources; Teacher Guide on Galatians 6 - 51 pages The distinction would be sufficiently represented if we were to translate in the one case burden, in the other load. The same rule holds good for every kind of beneficence. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 6:1-5 We are to bear one another's burdens. On all who take this for their rule I can invoke a blessing, for they are the true Israel. Galatians 6 expands on Paul's teaching about living in God's Spirit, which he gave at the end of Galatians chapter 5. A. Galatians 5:1-6:10 is the practical aspect of Paul's radical free gospel of Christ, made available to believers through the love and grace of God and their repentant faith response. Galatians 6 Resources HENRY ALFORD Galatians 6 New Testament Commentary for English Readers Galatians 6 Greek Testament Commentary DON ANDERSON - see especially the "notes" Galatians - You Were Running Well - Practical Study with Questions Notes on Galatians 6 - 192 pages of notes with quotes from many sources Teacher Guide on Galatians 6 - 51 pages MICHAEL ANDRUS - et al - … Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. My boast is in the cross of Christ. the law of Christ, he means the will of Christ revealed in the gospel; particularly the law of love, so nmch enjoined by Christ, John 13:15,33-35 15:12. The apostle doth not promise, or prophesy, mercy and peace to all Israelites, but only to the Israel of God; that is, to believers, that received and embraced Jesus Christ offered in the gospel. 3 For u if anyone thinks he is something, v when he is nothing, he deceives himself. The flesh perishes, and so shall the fruit of his actions perish, and “leave not a wrack behind.”. In Galatians 6:2 the Christian is bidden to “bear the burdens” of others, in the sense of sympathising with them in their troubles. . (6-9) From the tenor of the law and the severity of its curse. [The subscription, as it stands in our Bibles, appears for the first time in MSS. 2 Help each other with your troubles. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. (19-25) Under the gospel state true believers are all one in Christ. The first is an analytical statement of the process which takes place in the Christian; the second is the state resulting from that process; the last is the visible sign and expression of the presence of that state. . Aug 27, 2015. It is my Katie von Bora." The cross of our Lord Jesus Christ—i.e., “in the death and passion which Christ underwent for me.” The Apostle is aware that in this he is putting forward a startling paradox. And because of that, you will receive all the good things that God has promised. By them he will be judged, and not by any fancied superiority or inferiority to others. Neither circumcision . They would seem to have come in from the parallel passage in Galatians 5:6. Hereby also checking the vanity of the Jews, who gloried in the name of Israelites, and thought there could no water come out of the fountains of Israel which God would cast away. Let us not be weary in well doing: we have the same precept, 2 Thessalonians 3:13. . I, too, will boast, but of something very different. What is his reason? John Piper May 20, 2000 7K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in … 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. It is hard to say. His standard will be absolute and not relative, and the amount of his boasting will be proportioned accordingly. Let us take heed to the warnings and persuasions of the apostle to stedfastness in the doctrine and liberty of the gospel. Circumcision and uncircumcision matter not. The Church is represented as a household in 1 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 3:6; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Peter 4:17. Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.—Compare especially 2 Corinthians 9:6 : “This I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully,” where the same metaphor is used in reference to the same thing—liberality in almsgiving. 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