But he would often personally write a short portion at the end, both to authenticate the letter and to add a personal touch.i. Greek. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. The dative τῷ κατηχ. 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. (Witham) --- Such as are blessed with the goods of this world, should gladly communicate a share of their efforts to the preachers and teachers of the true faith; and this not merely as a return for what they have received, but also that they may be made thereby partakers of their merit. 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? Galatians 6:14 Living A Crucified Life BIBLE.ORG Galatians 6:6-10 Resources that Mention these Verses BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR Galatians 6 Commentary HORATIUS BONAR Galatians 6:14 The Surety's Cross BRIAN BILL Galatians 6:1-5 Carry Each Other's Burdens Galatians 6:1-5 Engage in Groups GEOFFREY BINGHAM The Epistle to the Galatians Commentary JOHN BROWN Galatians 6:4 … let him that is receiving instruction in the Word share with him that instructeth in all good things. 1801-1803. Acts 18:25. 1765. [18] Conybeare and Howson, The Life and Epistles of St Paul (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. The less a minister says on the pulpit about his salary the better; but sometimes duty requires plain talk on this delicate subject. For this use of ἀγαθά see Luke 12:18-19; Luke 16:25, and for the thought 1 Corinthians 9:11. Leave not Christian activities to ministers and teachers alone. Not impart to. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/galatians-6.html. The meaning of the phrase itself has been disputed. Let all be at work, and always at it. He turned them down because it wasn"t enough money. 1685. 2012. I believe he taught that one feeding should be remunerated in some way. Let us expound this financial law of the Christian Church. In writing to the Corinthians he needed two chapters to impress this matter upon them. From these extortions our countrymen are now delivered by the Gospel. Injunction of the duty of the congregation to support liberally their teachers. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/galatians-6.html. Other examples of this kind of postscript are 1 Corinthians 16:21-24 (The salutation with my own hand – Paul) and Colossians 4:18 (This salutation by my own hand – Paul). I saw how the generosity of the people of the Church was encouraging covetousness on the part of the clergy. 1832. 1 Thessalonians 1:6; Philippians 1:14) have with the instructor(252) in all good (Galatians 6:10), that is, let the disciple make common cause (endeavour and action) with his teacher in everything that is morally good. But it is, and always has been, the disposition of the world, freely to bestow on the ministers of Satan every luxury, and hardly to supply godly pastors with necessary food. "Commentary on Galatians 6:6". 3 of a group of things Paul stressed. And because it is highly probable, that by reason of the prevalency of error amongst them, and the number of false teachers found with them, the Galatians' love to the word, and to the ministers and dispensers of it, was grown cold: he first begins to stir up their liberality towards their teachers, saying, Let him that is taught in the word of the gospel, communicate unto him that teacheth in all such good things as he stands in need of. Compare 1 Thessalonians 2:6; 1 Thessalonians 2:9, 1 Timothy 5:17-18. 1788; Mynster, kl. 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]. The church is to support you out of love not by way of what you require. How disgraceful is it to defraud of their temporal support those by whom our souls are fed! 8 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. 1832. Junie Mercado on October 3, 2013 at 12:56 am Glory to God… great message and explanation… am i amaze this commentary or exposition… more power and God will bless you Dr.Grant. The congregation needs to watch their use of what they have. 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? 1874-1909. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. "Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament". The church extended a call to the man offering him $20 , 000 a year, a parsonage, and a large freezer that would never be empty. 1 Corinthians 9:7-15; 1 Timothy 5:18. 2.42, 5; Plato, De Leg. God will hold them accountable for how they use that which God blesses them with. "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". Galatians 6:6 Context. {See Trapp on "1 Corinthians 9:14"}. Were this the sole view, the communication would be tantamount to imitation, or the connection between teacher and taught was to refer to all kinds of spiritual good-getting it, or rather giving it, as the injunction is upon “the taught.” But the singular is more in Paul's style when he refers to ethical good. The Old Testament enjoins this (Deuteronomy 12:19), much more the New. Freedom in Community (6:1-10) In the first part of chapter six, Paul continues describing what life in community looks like when we live in the freedom Christ gives and use that freedom to serve one another. (Galatians 6:9) ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/galatians-6.html. They wanted a man of very gentlemanly depoitment, for some thought a great deal of that, and so they went on describing a perfect minister. All rights reserved. 1851. That week was the last check that I received from that congregation - be careful who you share your beliefs with :-) (She happened to be the church treasurer.). Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Is the minister of Christ to be degraded, because he is supported by the same means by which Christ his Master was supported? Those who are well taught in the word by others should therefore be willing to share all good things with those who do the teaching, thus helping them with their burden. BibliographyCalvin, John. The last thing mentioned was that they gave their last minister £70, but if the Doctor would send them such a man as they described, they would raise another £10, making it £80. (I Cor. [19] Failure to understand this reference to the Christian duty of giving support of the gospel as pertaining to the Law of Christ led to the somewhat humorous exclamation of Ridderbos that "It is difficult to find the right connection between verse 6 and what precedes ..."[20] Of course, it connects with that Law of Christ which none of the commentators can see! BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. The 'but' in the Greek, beginning this verse, expresses, I said, Each shall bear his own burden; BUT I do not intend that he should not think of others, especially of the wants of his ministers. The δέ may continue the thought under another aspect; thus, he had said, “Bear one another's burdens”-now- δέ, this is one form in which the precept may be obeyed;-or he had said, Every man must bear his own load; but- δέ, this does not exempt you from bearing the burden of your teachers. 1879-90. ὧν ἔχω. (in Jerome) and Lyra, in modern times Aug. Herm. "Commentary on Galatians 6:6". (1) Paul set a noble example of self-denial in supporting himself as a tent-maker, preaching the gospel by day and working at his trade by night! But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 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. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible. 1870. good things here mentioned are temporal good things, such as may be useful to the teacher for him to uphold himself and family. They were taking verse six to heart, they were communicating unto the prospect "in all good things.". VI. quæst. "Commentary on Galatians 6:6". Franke (in Wolf), who, however, improperly connects ἐν πᾶσιν ἀγαθοῖς with κατηχοῦντι, Hennicke, de nexu loci Gal. The niggardly spirit of the Gauls was proverbial. On the plural τὰ ἀγαθά, as applied to moral good, comp. Communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things; Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, John Eadie's Commentary on Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philippians, κοινωνείτω δὲ ὁ κατηχούμενος τὸν λόγον τῷ κατηχοῦντι ἐν πᾶσιν ἀγαθοῖς. Teaching was regarded as a separate function, though those who took part in it do not seem as yet to have formed a separate class. John Trapp Complete Commentary. Learn, 3. Before very long they are going to suffer for their ingratitude. "Martin Luther's Commentary on Galatians". Haven. 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. 3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. (C. Stanford, D. D.), In 1662, the town of Eastham agreed that a part of every whale cast on shore be appropriated for the support of the ministry. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Paul established the church in Galatia (4:13-14), but moved on. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. i. "Commentary on Galatians 6:6". It occurs in the papyri for legal instruction. ὁ κατηχούμενος τὸν λόγον] Comp. It carries in itself its own exceeding great reward, for ‘it is more blessed to rive than to receive,’ and sows the seed for a rich harvest in heaven; while illiberality and stinginess belittles and beggars the man here, and lets him go empty on the great day of reward. . is the dativus communionis everywhere common (Dem. shows how important such a charge was, because the heathen never received teaching from their priests, and only paid fees for each sacrifice as it was offered. Chapter 6:1-5 gives us specific guidelines on how to deal with a sinning Christian brother. 1897-1910. It continues, in fact, the protest against the arrogant pretensions and selfish exclusiveness of Judaising leaders.— ἀγαθοῖς. Usually in Paul with some qualifying word, as of God. Chapter 6:6-10 has two of the most memorable quotes in the NT. Only by exception he received contributions from his beloved Philippians. We are all dependent, and must necessarily be so. I also personally believe that the paid full time pastor is not Biblical, but allowable if a congregation chooses to do so. 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. It is evident, also, that they should devote their whole time and attention to its duties: this might be grounded on rational principles, arising from the nature and number of the subjects which must necessarily be included in such instructions; but here, again, I shall refer to the will of the great Lawgiver. BibliographyAlford, Henry. I would not want to discredit Wittenberg as Paul discredited the Corinthians by urging them at such length to contribute to the relief of the poor. II. Enforces the duty of liberality. II. 1887. Then he received word that certain Jewish-Christians were trying to persuade Galatian Christians to observe Jewish laws and rituals, including circumcision (5:2-12; 6:12-13) and the observance of “days, months, seasons, and years” (4:10). BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. The words "in all good things: are not to be understood to mean that people are to give all they have to their ministers, but that they should support them liberally and give them enough to live well. In Romans 15:27 it signifies distinctly to receive a share, and elsewhere to become a partner ( κοινωνὸς γενέσθαι) and share in common with others (1 Timothy 5:22, 1 Peter 4:13, 2 John 1:11, Hebrews 2:14). The “but” in the Greek, beginning of this verse, expresses this: I said, Each shall bear his own burden; BUT I do not intend that he should not think of others, and especially of the wants of his ministers. Their relation is a partnership, a communion of interests. on StudyLight.org You would think they would be grateful for their emancipation and give generously for the support of the ministry of the Gospel and the relief of impoverished Christians. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". We who are being taught are to impart to those who are teaching. Galatians 6:6. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on Galatians 6:6". Read Introduction to Galatians “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” Verse two is an extension of verse one. Comp. δέ, as bringing out a contrast to the individuality of the last verse. But this is not God’s method of working now. Commentary on Galatians 1:6-9 (Read Galatians 1:6-9) Those who would establish any other way to heaven than what the gospel of Christ reveals, will find themselves wretchedly mistaken. ; Sept. Isaiah 7:15. It seems to be a by-product of the Gospel that nobody wants to contribute to the maintenance of the Gospel ministry. ), 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.”. One way of bearing others' burdens (Galatians 6:2), by ministering of earthly goods to spiritual teachers. Our business is not to go into the pulpit and read a lecture to our people out of Aristotle's Ethics, or Seneca's Morals, much less to load them with the burden of unwritten traditions; but to make known a crucified Saviour to them, and the way to eternal salvation by him. I have written to you with my own hand: Paul’s custom, typical in the ancient world, was to dictate his letters to a secretary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/galatians-6.html. (St. Augustine, lib. Who would think of saying of a lawyer, or of a medical man, that they are low-spirited, time-serving, dependent men, because the one is dependent on his clients, and the other on his patients, for subsistence. In all good things - In everything that is needful for their comfortable subsistence. "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". From the idea of carrying common burdens upon common shoulders, between Church brethren, the apostle passes to a common co-operation between teachers, preachers, and people in all good doings. Galatians 6:10 is the culmination of a line of thought begun in chapter five: “For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (v. 13). Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). IX, p. 116. Gand Rapids, MI. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. They are mutually dependent and helpful, and should share each other’s blessings and burdens. δέ. ; Philippians 4:10 ff. This was many years ago when $20 , 000 wasn"t bad income without the parsonage and frills that he had been offered. A new concept for the Galatian folks. 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. Commentaries on Galatians. This is No. Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. I personally believe that Paul was discerning in accepting money. 1700-1703. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. 1859. communicate = share with. This is both ungrateful and base. Ramsay (Gal. theol. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/galatians-6.html. I know better now. 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