Summary: Don’t lose heart. I know that sorrows come. But don’t be weary in well-doing. Share. Do Good. You will reap God’s good promises in due time. God says it is true! And I believe Him and His promises. Do you?
"Diligently Working Together"
Author: Dr. Neal Gray
Passage: Galatians 6:6-10
Purpose: Don’t lose heart. I know that sorrows
come. But don’t be weary in well-doing. Share.
Do Good. You will reap God’s good promises in
due time. God says it is true! And I believe
Him and His promises. Do you?
When you stop to look back at the lessons
that your parents taught you, don’t you now
just thank God for their wisdom? At the
time, you might have thought that your Mom
and Dad were just trying to make your life
miserable. But now, those key lessons help
keep you steady.
One lesson that comes to mind for me is
that my parents wouldn’t let me sell any of
my tools, toys, or other goodies to my
brothers. Why would I want to sell what I no
longer needed? For profit, of course. Why
did my parents stop the transaction? Here is
what they said, "WE ARE FAMILY."
==> A simple statement of truth, "We are
family." A lesson that keeps on keeping me
steady, even now that I am older.
Our Scripture is near the end of Paul’s
letter to the Galatian church: chapter six,
SHARING WITH ONE ANOTHER IN THE WORD
The lesson about family was a good lesson to
learn as a child. Indeed, we lived together
as a family.
It is A GREAT LESSON TO LIVE BY as a
Christian leader and follower. In our
church, we, too, live together as a family.
As a family, WE MUST LEARN THE CHRISTIAN
ETHIC OF DILIGENTLY WORKING TOGETHER.
Share Among Family Members
The first thing to learn in diligently
working together is TO SHARE.
Those of you who have the spiritual gift
of giving are right now saying, "Well, yes,
of course. Share. Give, for all blessings
from God are given to you." I’ve known a few
people who are severely blessed with the
spiritual gift of giving. They are amazing
people to be around.
You may not be one of those "giving-
gifted" people, but every Christian must
know that SHARING IS SO VERY NATURAL in the
Christian family life.
In this passage, we learn a very basic
avenue for sharing: teaching others.
Consider those who teach in your church.
The teachers share with you all that God is
giving to them. Your teachers...
* STUDY HARD, that they would handle
"accurately the word of truth," (cf.
2 Timothy 2:15)
* PRAY HARD, that they "may be filled
with the knowledge of His will in
all spiritual wisdom and
understanding," (cf. Colossians
* LOVE. "The goal of [their]
instruction is love from a pure
heart and a good conscience and a
sincere faith," (cf. 1 Timothy 1:5).
==> Those who accept the responsibility to
teach you in Sunday School practice the
Christian ethic of sharing--IN THE HIGHEST
DEGREE AND IMPORTANCE!
Now what about those who are of the
"household of the faith" that are physically
able to sit and hear and learn the teachings
from their Christian brothers and sisters?
HOW CAN YOU SHARE, TOO?
You can share these "good things"...
* GIVE THEM, (i.e., the teachers),
YOUR ATTENTION for one hour. If you
aren’t at Sunday School, sharing
your attention...well, you know.