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Galatians 6:1-10: The Law of Love

For more context before you begin studying, read this introduction to the book of Galatians.

The fruit of the Spirit is most clearly demonstrated in our relationships with others. They are a visible and practical measure of our spirituality. In this passage Paul describes how we should relate to the family of believers and to all people.

Warming Up to God

This is a passage about relationships. Who are you having difficulty loving right now? Talk to God about it.

Read Galatians 6:1-10

Discovering the Word

  • What guidelines does Paul offer for dealing with a person who is "caught in a sin," and why is each important (v. 1)?
  • How does the law of Christ (v. 2) differ from the kind of law-keeping urged by Paul's opponents?
  • The sins or burdens of others can lead us to feel superior. How can proper methods of self-examination correct this attitude (vv. 3-5)?
  • What other application of the principle of sowing and reaping does Paul make in verses 9 and 10?

Applying the Word

  • What burdens are people you know carrying?
  • What are some ways you can help a friend carry these?
  • What are one or two new ways you could begin sowing to please the Spirit (a) personally, (b) in relationships with other Christians and (c) in relationships with non-Christians?

Responding in Prayer

Ask God to help you "do good to all people," especially to those in the family of God.