Bible study report

by Struthers Cumbernauld

This week we began Galatians ch. 6, looking at verses 1-5.

We discussed the responsibilities of those who are godly to help those who have fallen into sin (v. 1). The help is to be gentle and the purpose is restoration. The Word is clear that these responsibilities include both the believers' responsibilities to one another and the individual believer's personal accountability before God. We are warned against being tempted ourselves. Our public care for one another must be matched by integrity in our private walk before God (vs. 1&4).

The kind of sin is not specified by Paul. It could be any one of the "acts of the sinful nature" we discussed in earlier studies (5:19-21). However, Paul is more concerned in this part about the manner in which those who have fallen in the church are treated and helped.

We discussed that Paul warns believers against thinking themselves too important to help other believers. We are to love one another and thus fulfil the law of Christ.