Seize the Moment – Day 246

The Right Time for Right Relationships!

Galatians 6


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, November 18.


Have you ever had a hard time with relationships?


Paul exhorts us in Galatians 6:1-2, “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.”


Let me highlight three simple principles to help us have right relationships:


  1. “ANYONE” means every person and “ANY TRANSGRESSION” means any and all offenses which you can think or imagine. We need to make a premeditated decision to forgive and grant grace to people.


  1. We are called to restore the person “in a spirit of gentleness.” Gentleness is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23) which means if you feel like you can’t do this all the time every time, you are right! God invites you to submit to His Spirit and let Him love people through you! As Christians, we don’t represent ourselves or our self-interest; we represent Jesus and the Kingdom of God.


  1. Focus on being healthy. Right now, people are ¾ of the way to a meltdown and we are all feeling it. I truly believe many people are walking around looking like they have it all together, but at the moment, they have the emotional intelligence of a teenager. Paul says, “Keep watch on yourself, lest you be tempted.” We are called to be emotionally and spiritually intelligent enough to rise above the hot mess of our circumstances to be different; to not give ourselves over to the offenses and irresponsible behaviors of the people around us. 


With all that is happening, right now is the right time to focus on right relationships!


Seize the moment and remain faithful to God and others.


Have a wonderful day!


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