Galatians 6

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.  

Read Galatians 6

Commentary.

Apostle Paul concluded his letter with exhortation and summary.

Exhortation (1-10) — doing good to all, being merciful to those who sin, being humble without comparing oneself to others, sharing good things with other especially with teachers, carrying each other’s load which is fulfilling the law of Christ, persisting in doing good, and setting heart on spiritual things. These exhortations are for Christian who are called to live in freedom in Christ, through Christ, and for Christ.

Summary of his letter (11-16) — the main theme of his letter  was “do not be misled by Judaizes who teaches circumcision, who glory their flesh.” They nullified the Cross of Jesus Christ, who called for all, Jews and Gentiles, to be new creation. This is the final declaration of what really matters in Christianity. God’s Israel symbolizes Church.

The marks of Jesus on his body indicates his assurance of being called by God to witness Jesus Christ, carrying death and resurrection of Jesus Christ on himself, his life, and his ministry. He also declares it is the source of strength that no one could take away from him. 

After Reading —- Reflection and prayer.

  • Reflect on this question, “What does God speak to me today in this chapter?
  • Pray that God’s word today be the way, the life, and the truth to you.
  • Live it out through the day.

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