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Galatians 6:1-10 (NIV)
Doing Good to All
6 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, 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 they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever 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.
Cooperating Grace—God working with us to transform us
From a text, choose one-character trait for which you will ask God’s help
There was a time when my life was centered around my own wants, achievements, and desires. My focus was on advancing my career, securing my future and increasing my assets. Your transforming grace has expanded my heart toward the needs of others. You have shown me that it’s not about me. I no longer get my value and confidence from what I do but from what You did. My identity is now that I’m a child of God. I have realized how content I am with what I already have been blessed with. The joy that I feel from focusing on others far exceeds that when I only think about myself. Help me to recognize more ways to help those who are burdened, and show me ways to do good to others. Thank you for giving me opportunities to serve and love. Amen