Main point summary
Believers must bear each other's burdens; they must live according to the principle of sowing and reaping by persevering in doing all manner of good to others.
Brothers, 1 o if anyone is caught in any transgression,
p you who are spiritual should restore him
in q a spirit of gentleness.
Keep watch on yourself,
lest you too be tempted.
r Bear one another’s burdens,
and s so fulfill t the law of Christ.
For u if anyone thinks he is something,
v when he is nothing,
he deceives himself.
But let each one w test his own work,
and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone
and not in his neighbor.
For x each will have to bear his own load.
y Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches.
z Do not be deceived:
God is not mocked,
for a whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
For b the one who sows to his own flesh c will from the flesh reap corruption,
but d the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
And e let us not grow weary of doing good ,
for in due season we will reap,
f if we do not give up.
So then, g as we have opportunity, let us h do good to everyone,
and especially to those who are i of the household of faith.
Spiritual believers should restore a sinning believer gently and watchfully.
Bearing each other's burdens fulfills Christ's law because everyone is responsible to bear his own load of service.
You should restore someone who sins; you see, bearing each other's burdens is your responsibility in fulfilling the law of Christ.
Share good things with those who teach the Word to you.
Don't think that you can live sinfully without reaping the consequences.
Keep doing good to everyone, because you will eventually reap what you sow.
The principle of sowing and reaping teaches us to persevere in doing good to others.