Galatians 6 Outline
- Loving and Helping One Another (Galatians 6:1-10)
- Following Moses Law versus Having Faith in Jesus (Galatians 6:11-18)
Galatians 6 Bible Study
Galatians 6:1-10-Paul asks the Galatians to point out and correct the fault of someone who has sinned so that the person knows he is doing something wrong. We should maintain a spirit of meekness when correcting each other’s fault. When you saw that someone do wrong, you have the responsibility to correct him with love. No one is perfect because every person has the capability to sin. We must guard ourselves against temptation and spiritual attack when we go to advise that brother. Jesus said that the two greatest commandments is the love God with all your heart, soul and mind and love your neighbor as yourself (Luke 20:25-28). We must do our best to help people, whenever it is possible. If you help others, you will be rewarded by Jesus.
Galatians 6:11-18-Paul makes his final warning to the Galatians about the false teachers who are trying to get them circumcised. The false teachers do not want to preach the real gospel. They just want to brag about their circumcision, that they obey the Law of Moses. The external circumcision is not important. What is important is the circumcision of the heart. Circumcision of the heart means you must lead a life of holiness with God’s fear in your heart. If you fear God, you will be a new person deserving of his kindness and blessing. The marks on Paul’s bodies are scars retained by the whipping of the authorities for preaching Christ’s gospel.