Am I a BEAR or a BEARER? This is one of the questions I asked myself when I had finished reading Galatians 6. The practical and profound principles that Paul states in this section of Scripture provide a good checklist for anyone who desires to live a life that is pleasing to God. What answer can you give to this list of questions?
- 6:1: When someone stumbles and falls, do I restore him in a spirit of gentleness or do I kick him while he is down?
- 6:2: Do I lend a hand to a fellow Christian and “bear one another’s burdens” or do I find fault in him and savage him with hurtful gossip?
- 6:3: Do I deceive myself with a false sense of self-importance?
- 6:7: Do I realize that I am going to reap what I have sown?
- 6:9: Am I keeping my eye on the goal of the harvest, so I don’t grow weary in doing what is good and right?
- 6:10: Do I look for opportunities to be a blessing to others?
- 6:11: Do I remind myself that the “grace of our Lord Jesus Christ” is constantly with my spirit?
There are seven items on this checklist. To unleash the power of each them, I suggest that you read them for the next 7 days at 7 AM and 7 PM.
As a list, this is just a potential principle; but, you can make it an exponential essential by reviewing it today whenever it is 7 minutes past the hour (7:07. 8:07, 9:07. 10:7, etc.).
The practical application of these principles will develop a tactical expression of your faith.