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taken in a fault we are not to judge or condemn him. In a spirit of meek­ ness we are to restore him to fellow­ ship. Jesus said that we are to be slow to judge (Matthew 7:1-5). We are rather to be quick to forgive (Ephesians 4:32). A third danger of the spiritual life is to overlook the needs of others (6 :21 ). We have a real responsibil­ ity toward others. There are so many crushing loads people have to carry. Are we interested in them? In Galatians 6:7-8 we find one of the most frightening statements ad­ dressed to Christians in the Word of God. Whatever we sow we will also reap. Keep in mind that Paul is talking about service, not salvation. His message is to believers not the unsaved. His point concerns time, not eterAity. The first truth is that presumptive sin is blasphemy. No Christian can say, “Because I know I will be for­ given if I confess my sin, I will just go ahead and sin. Next, confession does not stop the consequences. While God forgives in the spiritual sense there can also be certain nat­ ural results. The wounds may heal, but the scars may well remain. The third eternal principle is that the seed determines the harvest. You will reap in kind to what you sow. If one continuously sows to the flesh in the literature read, things seen, music listened to, then the life will simply produce the corruption of the flesh. Yes, the seed determines the harvest. When the seed is from the spirit then there will be a harvest of joy, peace, and love, with a life that has the quality of eternity. It is true, “Sow a thought and you reap an act. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything we have.

ridiculous. Get in, turn on the key to start the engine, and all that power goes to work for you. Yet, many a Believer is trying to live by his own power, struggling, striving and groan­ ing. Turn the double key of confes­ sion and commitment to unleash the great dynamic power of God Him­ self, by His Holy Spirit! This will bring you a life of fruitfulness and victory. Eternal Principles Since the beginning of time, there have been two competing philoso­ phies. One is man’s attempt to reach up to God, the other is shown in God’s reaching down to man. The former is religion while the latter is Christianity. These two philosophies are shown in the book of Galatians. Our only hope of salvation is through personal belief in the Lord Jesus Christ, accepting Him as our person­ al Saviour. Taking this step of faith we walk with the Lord along the road of liberty. This fellowship is not by any rules and regulations, but by the principles of His love and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Chapter six points out the possible dangers. A person can be miserable unless certain principles govern his life. In 5:26 we are exhorted, “Let us not be desirous of vain glory, pro­ voking one another, envying one another.” When one thinks he is spir­ itual it is easy to fall into conceit. This always promotes competition. Instead of cooperating, we all too often are battling one another. This can be true in the home between parents. There are some things about which we are to be ambitious. This includes our witness (Romans 15:20), walk ( I I Corinthians 5 :9 ), and our work ( I Thessalonians 4 :11). But ambition is never to come to the point of conceit. Envy can also re­ sult in competition. This is a great danger to our spiritual life. Another great pitfall is censorious­ ness (6 :1 ). Finding someone over­

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