543), or εἰς πάντα ἀγαθά (Plat. Schr. God is not mocked - Ye cannot deceive him, and he will not permit you to mock him with pretended instead of real services. ; Sept. Isaiah 7:15. Or, share with him. I. FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD: THE DIVINE PURPOSE FOR MAN. That it is the special duty of ministers, not only to teach, but to teach the word: Let him that is taught in the word, that is, the written word, as dictated by the Holy Ghost, communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. They are mutually dependent and helpful, and should share each other’s blessings and burdens. Î§Ï. Jesus is the seed spoken of. or for ἐν (= ב, according to Sprachl. (3) At the conclusion of this whole section in Galatians 6:10, ἐργαζώμεθα τὸ ἀγαθὸν κ. τ. λ., τὸ ἀγαθόν is nothing else than the morally good. 1–10, Heidelb. Colossians 1:10; Hebrews 13:21, ἐν παντὶ ἔργῳ ἀγαθῷ; Romans 2:10; Romans 12:2; Romans 12:9; Romans 13:3; Romans 16:19; Ephesians 6:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; Philemon 1:6, etc. b. κοινωνέω, just in the same way as the Latin participo, includes the idea both of receiving and giving a share; here, the idea is of giving, as in Philippians 4:15, very elegantly.— ἐν πᾶσιν ἀγαθοῖς, in all good things) in every kind of resources, as the occasion may require [as the case may be]. God does not promote legalism. He was the more ready to do so, because he had no private interest in the matter, but consulted the universal benefit of the Church, without any regard to his own advantage. Ï. How disgraceful is it to defraud of their temporal support those by whom our souls are fed! MESSAGE: "GOD IS LIGHT." It is somewhat difficult to trace the connection; but it seems to be suggested by the last verse. See Acts 13:1; Romans 12:7; 1 Corinthians 12:28-29; Ephesians 4:11; James 3:1 (“masters” should be rather “teachers”). sub voce. ), It is my intention to expound and to defend this financial law of the Christian Church: “Let him that is taught in the Word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.”. Galatians 6 English Standard Version (ESV) Bear One Another's Burdens. I told her that was up to the church. (6) Him that is taught in the word.—He who receives instruction in the truths of the gospel. Thus the Greek fathers explain the word simply by διδασκόμενος or μαθητευόμενος; Hesychius explaining παιδευόμενος. It is probable that the teachers and ministers of the word were at that time neglected. I saw bishops and priests grow rich until they possessed the choicest real estate. He curtails their income to such an extent that they are forced out of the ministry because they cannot live by the Gospel. Only by exception he received contributions from his beloved Philippians. Perhaps the Judaizers were telling the Galatians not to support financially those who taught them. God is not mocked - He cannot be imposed on, or mocked. From the mention of bearing one another’s burdens, he naturally passes to one way, and one case, in which those burdens may be borne—viz. 26. Comp. Paul regarded the acceptance of gifts as a right one could claim or not claim depending on other factors. It may stand, according to Thomas Magister, either ἀντὶ τοῦ συμμετέχω σοι, or ἀντὶ τοῦ μεταδίδωμι . xxxi. To supply their real necessities, let believers cheerfully devote any part of their property that may be required for the services of devout and holy teachers. Now, I hope the church relied on our previous verse for their joy, for they had done well in their labor, but the candidates negative did not reflect reality and the congregation should have been proud to have offered so nice a subsistence to the man. Let him that is taught impart to him that teacheth all such temporal good things as he stands in need of. See Mynster's kleine theol. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1966), p. 492. Uhhhh, got that churches and congregations? Это он сделал тем охотнее, что вел речь не о своем личном деле, а об общей пользе Церкви, отложив в сторону собственную выгоду. They wanted a man of first-rate talents, for they had run down considerably, and needed building up. With Meyer, against the general run of commentators, we agree that good things refers, not to temporal maintenance, but to Christian and Churchly labours. So it is in regard to our works. Î½. Евр. It is wonderful to have a soft, tender heart before God. Comp. (4) The requirement itself, to communicate with the teacher in all good things, would, without more precise definition (Luther, 1538: Paul desires simply, “ut liberaliter eos alant, quantum satis est ad vitam commode tuendam,”—an idea which is not suggested in the passage), be so indeterminate and, even under the point of view of the possession as common property, Acts 4:32 (de Wette), which we do not meet with in Paul’s writings, so little to be justified, that we cannot venture to attribute it—thus thrown out without any defining limitation—to the apostle, least of all in a letter addressed to churches in which misinterpretations and misuse on the part of antagonistic teachers were to he apprehended. 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Be not deceived - That is, in regard to your character, and your hopes for eternity. communicate = share with. — to refuse an earthly recompense to those from whom we receive heavenly benefits! I saw how the generosity of the people of the Church was encouraging covetousness on the part of the clergy. But I choose rather now to appeal to the will of the great Legislator” I appeal to that passage contained in Ephesians 4:1-32.: “When He ascended up on high He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men;” and among these gifts he gave “pastors and teachers.” It is plain, from Scripture, that there ought to be an order of men devoted to this work. Alas, how much mockery of God like this still prevails! Commercial priests counted the daily offerings. Verse of the Day -- November 2020. Enforces the duty of liberality. and Scott. âRejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, Hold fellowship with; partake with. 5.453. A congregation should certainly care for their pastor if they opt for a full time man. Those who receive instruction are called on to “contribute” (better than “communicate” for κοινωνειτω Koinéōneitō) for the time of the teacher (Burton). (in Jerome) and Lyra, in modern times Aug. Herm. ᾿αγαθά has this sense, Luke 12:18-19; Luke 16:25, and often in the Septuagint, 2 Samuel 7:28, 1 Chronicles 17:26, 2 Chronicles 18:12; 2 Chronicles 18:17. On the plural τὰ ἀγαθά, as applied to moral good, comp. So-called voluntaryism is not optionalism. And he was never weary to take up collections in his poor congregations for the support of the still poorer brethren in Judaea. But let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Finally a couple of the young men saw that little light bulb go on over their head and realized that it was a good story time, but as a sermon, a message from God it was lacking in the grandest fashion. It is unjust. He saw that the ministers of the word were neglected, because the word itself was despised; for if the word be truly esteemed, its ministers will always receive kind and honorable treatment. Ведь хитрость сатаны состоит как раз в том, чтобы, лишив пропитания благочестивых служителей, лишить этих служителей саму Церковь. Let him that is taught in the word - In the word of God; that is, the gospel. Galatians 6:6. That the wisdom of God hath seen it fit to teach men by the ministry of man, not by his own immediate voice, this we cannot bear; nor by the glorious angels, these would rather terrify than teach us; but by men like ourselves, doth the great God instruct us. by relieving the necessities of their ministers (thus almost all Commentators); and then. He has appointed some to teach, and obliged others to be taught; but the pride of man is grown to that pitch in our days, that almost every one thinks himself sufficient to teach, and few have humility enough to be taught. A. All good things; things needful for his support. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. When the giving is good and if this is the congregations will, then let them be paid, however if the giving drops and the congregation wants certain programs to continue but there isn"t enough money because it is going to salary, might it not be time for someone to move on? They should share in the good things that their congregations enjoy, while they themselves share with their congregations the good things that they themselves have learned. Let him that is taught in the word — Who is instructed in the doctrines and precepts of the gospel; communicate unto him that teacheth — According to the ability that God hath given him; in all good things — All such temporal things as he stands in need of. The Doctor sat down and wrote them a reply, telling them they had better, forthwith make out a call for old Doctor Dwight in heaven, for he did not know of any one in this world who answered the description; and as Dr. Dwight had been living so long on spiritual food, he might not need so much for the body, and possibly he might live on £80. Such professors attempt to mock God. It is one of the tricks of Satan to defraud godly ministers of support, that the Church may be deprived of their services. The reason why the churches of Galatia, Corinth, and other places were troubled by false apostles was this, that they had so little regard for their faithful ministers. 3 So we too, when we were children, were held () in bondage under the  elementary principles of the world. . d. The Galatians have been hankering after the Law of Judaism, as though some counsels of perfection could be found therein for adding higher virtue to the graces of Christianity. We have come to understand why it is so necessary to repeat the admonition of this verse. Franke (in Wolf), who, however, improperly connects ἐν πᾶσιν ἀγαθοῖς with κατηχοῦντι, Hennicke, de nexu loci Gal. Galatians chapter 6 KJV (King James Version) 1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.. 2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.. 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. The Gentiles had to pay taxes for all of their services as well. Galatians 6:6. 6 Brothers,  if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Ибо служители иногда должны довольствоваться и растительной пищей. But it goes deeper than this, and Paul may be thinking of spiritual support as well. 6. The passage implies that the church ought to be supported by voluntary contributions of the people, not by taxation, which checks the exercise of liberality, and is apt to create indifference and dislike. b. Before very long they are going to suffer for their ingratitude. The word contains the key to the true meaning of this verse. What was the point of this message, what Scripture did he use, how did he use the Scripture, did he make a point from the Scripture? First, it is said, “Such an arrangement has a great tendency to degrade the Christian ministry.” In one sense we may ask, Do such persons expect the Christian minister to be altogether independent? Support your pastor out of love, not requirement. 3 of a group of things Paul stressed. Literally it was a jumping off point, because he never once referred to it or its principle again. It can be guessed that Matthew, being one of the twelve apostles, stayed in Jerusalem (Acts 8:1) for at least fourteen years (Acts 15:2 with Galatians 2:1-2) and was a part of the governing head over the church at Jerusalem (Acts 15:2). Often this possibility is not thought of, or just rejected out of hand by the leadership. Let such laymen as by the impropriations take away the vicar's bread, and such clergy men as eat the sweat of their curates' brow, consider how they will answer it at the bar of God. Any doctrine that claims His gracious work is insufficient to save is false (see notes on 1:6-7). To what the reference is here, is not perfectly plain. Galatians 6:7. To the Corinthians he wrote: "If we have sown unto you spiritual things is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?" Let all be at work, and always at it. Luke 10:7; 1 Timothy 5:18; 1 Corinthians 9:11; 1 Corinthians 9:14). 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