Weekly Scripture

Galatians 6:1-10 New Century Version (NCV)

Help Each Other

Brothers and sisters, if someone in your group does something wrong, you who are spiritual should go to that person and gently help make him right again. But be careful, because you might be tempted to sin, too

By helping each other with your troubles, you truly obey the law of Christ.

If anyone thinks he is important when he really is not, he is only fooling himself.

Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done.

Each person must be responsible for himself.

Anyone who is learning the teaching of God should share all the good things he has with his teacher.

Life Is like Planting a Field

Do not be fooled: You cannot cheat God. People harvest only what they plant.

If they plant to satisfy their sinful selves, their sinful selves will bring them ruin. But if they plant to please the Spirit, they will receive eternal life from the Spirit.

We must not become tired of doing good. We will receive our harvest of eternal life at the right time if we do not give up.

10 When we have the opportunity to help anyone, we should do it. But we should give special attention to those who are in the family of believers.


Psalm 30 New Century Version (NCV)

Thanksgiving for Escaping Death

A psalm of David. A song for giving the Temple to the Lord.

30 I will praise you, Lord,
    because you rescued me.
    You did not let my enemies laugh at me.
Lord, my God, I prayed to you,
    and you healed me.
You lifted me out of the grave;
    you spared me from going down to the place of the dead.

Sing praises to the Lord, you who belong to him;
    praise his holy name.
His anger lasts only a moment,
    but his kindness lasts for a lifetime.
Crying may last for a night,
    but joy comes in the morning.

When I felt safe, I said,
    “I will never fear.”
Lord, in your kindness you made my mountain safe.
    But when you turned away, I was frightened.

I called to you, Lord,
    and asked you to have mercy on me.
I said, “What good will it do if I die
    or if I go down to the grave?
Dust cannot praise you;
    it cannot speak about your truth.
10 Lord, hear me and have mercy on me.
    Lord, help me.”

11 You changed my sorrow into dancing.
    You took away my clothes of sadness,
    and clothed me in happiness.
12 I will sing to you and not be silent.
    Lord, my God, I will praise you forever.

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