"Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else" - Galatians 6:4 (NIV)
In our devotion for today from Galatians 6:1-10, Apostle Paul was admonishing the believers in the church about pride. Pride is the main reason why the Angel of Light "Lucifer" was cast from heaven.
The thin line in this passage is the pride of Christians that was blanketed with spirituality. The things that we did in the service of God was actually just a façade to let people know that we are more spiritual than they are. There is always a hidden motivation behind the good works that we do. Paul wants us to consider ourselves and our motivation lest we fall.
In the same train of thoughts, Paul also showed that when a brother falls in sin, the objective is to restore him back to fellowship by bringing him into the admonition of the Word of God. And the spirit that one must have while doing this is the spirit of compassion, not the spirit of judgement. But for sure, we cannot let out brother fall and stay in sin. In the world that says, "You cant judge me, only God can judge me", we are ordered to bring the fallen one into God's truth to be judged so they can be restored. This is a hard saying, but we as a believer have to do it.
God bless you and keep you!!
Reflection on Galatians 6:1-10 by Pst. Devy Nanlohy