Apostle Paul had said a lot in the first five chapters. He had established the intent of God for mankind through Christ. He had introduced the concept of walking in the Spirit and walking in the flesh. Now, it was time for benediction.
In his closing remarks, he touched on the following:
- He encouraged every member of the fellowship to treat each other with love and look out for each other.
- Everyone should be careful how they sow. Sow to your flesh, and you shall reap corruption. Sow to the Spirit and you shall reap life everlasting.
- Maintain the culture of doing good, irrespective of circumstances around. There’s a reward.
Again, he reiterated that the Gospel isn’t about circumcision, and members of the fellowship should not be held in bondage because of that. — “For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.” (Galatians 6:15).
To end, he cautioned that, no man (or group of people who feel they know better) should disturb him over this kind of dispute. The Message translation puts it like this:
“Quite frankly, I don’t want to be bothered anymore by these disputes. I have far more important things to do — the serious living of this faith. I bear in my body scars from my service to Jesus.” — Galatians 6:17
If you’ve followed the journey from Chapter One till here, thank you!
I hope you got more light on what the Gospel is all about. In case the reviews didn’t help, I encourage you to go over the whole book again. Also, you can reach out to me. We can talk. Here’s my Twitter handle — @Mr_Eto
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