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Reaping

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Here, sowing to the flesh means pandering to the flesh’s evil desires.  Corruption is the word meaning degeneration, as in decaying food.  Sin always corrupts and, when left unchecked, always makes a person progressively worse in character.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Galatians 6:8.


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This expression describes not only a life that endures forever but, primarily, the highest quality of living that one can experience.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Galatians 6:8.

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Discern-Ability

Romans 12;6a (1)

Thinking impacts behavior.  For the believer, renewal of the mind allows us to see ourselves from God’s vantage point.  It enables us to discern the gracious character of all life and thus to discern the work of the Holy Spirit in our physical bodies.  The indwelling Spirit can provide the supernatural resources needed to serve the King effectively, empowering us to “prove what the will of God is”.

Commentary from, “You are Gifted”, Bible study by Ken Hemphill. 

The Transforming

Romans 12;2

Christians must guard against being conformed to the values of the present age, which tell us life is really about us.  It convinces us we are number one and the present life is all that counts.  But we are kingdom citizens.

The only solution to the constant pressure to conform to the world is to be “transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

Commentary from, “You Are Gifted”, Bible study by Ken Hemphill.

At His Disposal

Romans 12;1

As Christians our bodies are separated unto the Lord, and we no longer make claims as to how or when or where we serve.  As living sacrifices we can no longer ignore the King’s desires with the excuse that “my time” is precious to me.  All that we are is placed at His disposal.

Commentary from, “You Are Gifted”, Bible study by Ken Hemphill.

Elevated

1 Corin 14;36

A not-so-subtle barb toward those in the early church who had no doubt about their self-ordained elevated status-they considered themselves to be highly spiritual.  But Paul attacked the basis of their claims and established a new criterion for proving oneself to be spiritual – love.

Commentary from, You Are Gifted, Bible study by Ken Hemphill.

Rewards of Labor

1 Corin 3;7

Now he who plants and

he who waters are one,

and each one will receive his own reward

according to his own labor.

1 Corinthians 3:8

It is the Lord alone who can give the faith to the spiritually ignorant and dead.  Salvation is God’s work of grace to whom He chooses to give it (Romans 9:15-19; Ephesians 2:8,9).

But all the human instruments God uses to produce salvation life are equally considered and rewarded for their willingness to be used by God.  But all of the glory goes to Him, who alone saves.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for 1 Corinthians 3:5-7,8.

Planning for the Future

Luke 16;10

Our time on earth is the beginning of an eternity serving and rejoicing in the Lord.

Someday, when we stand in the Savior’s holy and just presence, the only things that will remain are what we’ve done to glorify Jesus (1 Corinthians 3:10-15).

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, June 23, 2020.