As we enter this last chapter of Galatians, we are noticing some of the major themes of this important epistle. Looking at chapter 6, please notice the theme of helping those caught in sin (vv. 1-6). How do we help those who have been “caught in a sin”?
It is those who “live by the Spirit” who should restore that person gently. One might say, “I’m not qualified to help anyone!” But we are all to walk and live by the Spirit! However we need to be aware of our own weaknesses and not fall into sin as we are helping others out of sin!
We are to both carry the burdens of others (v. 2) as well as carry our own load (v. 5). There is a proper pride in oneself which doesn’t depend on comparing ourselves with others. And we need to be instructed in the things of the Lord. We are to support those who teach us.
Do you know of someone “caught in a sin” who needs to be restored? Ask the Lord to guide you. Perhaps He will use you to gently restore that brother or sister!