In the last chapter of Galatians we are once again introduced to the practical application of the doctrines taught earlier in the book.

A great example of this usefulness is found in the book of Romans: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:1,2)

Our faith is meant to be lived, not just learned (James 1:22-25). Jesus told us that it is possible for two people to be sitting in the same church and hear the same teaching, with one person growing and maturing because he or she applies the truth to their life, while the other person is stagnant and unfruitful, because they erroneously equate hearing and agreeing with doing what God says (Matthew 7:24-27).

Walking by faith is practical, but not always logical for obvious reasons (Isaiah 55:8,9). In Galatians 6:1-10 we are exhorted to minister to one another in a variety of ways. We read that loving one another involves restoring a fallen saint, or simply helping one another out when having difficult times or experiencing difficulty. Depending on how we respond to God’s truth, we will be either sowing to the flesh or sowing to the Spirit.

May the Lord Jesus help you and me to apply these truths to our lives swiftly (Proverbs 4:13). We can make a huge difference in one another’s lives. Evidently, God expects us to. The question is, how willing are we?