opportunity

What is He doing?

Do you ever look at your circumstances and see no possible way the Lord could bring something good from them? What benefit could come from illness, unemployment, a broken family, or other difficulties? While we can’t always understand what God is doing, there is one thing we can do – trust Him to use our situation for His own glorious purposes.

When we view life from God’s perspective, every hardship becomes an opportunity to trust His good purpose, fully depend on Him, and respond in a manner that glorifies and exalts Christ.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, August 19, 2020.

Do Good to All

Galatians 6_10

Paul’s point is that the believer’s entire life provides the unique privilege by which he can serve others in Christ’s name.  Further, our love for fellow Christians is the primary test of our love for God.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Galatians 6:10.

Spend Yourself

Galatians 6;10

When is that opportunity?  Paul’s point is that the believer’s entire life provides the unique privilege by which one may serve others in Christ’s name.  In addition, our love for fellow Christians is the primary test of our love for God.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Galatians 6:10.

Freedom: Proper Perspective

Galatians 5;13

The freedom Christians have is not a base from which they can sin freely and without consequence.  Christian freedom is not for selfish fulfillment, but for serving others.

This does not mean God has abrogated His moral law (Romans 3:21).  We are indeed under grace (Romans 6:14), but the Lord also guides and teaches us in the behavior He expects, by giving us His words and Spirit as that guide.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Galatians 5:13, Romans 6:14.