Galatians 6:4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.

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Have you heard the term “Mind your own business” , it is usually in response to a person we feel is meddling  in our life where we feel they have no business. That way it is used in a negative since. But here in Galatians 6:4 it is used in a positive since, we are admonished to mind our own business and not lose sleep over another Christians walk. With the understanding that we need to work out our own salvation. We are to test our selves and not others.  To “Test” to test, examine, prove, scrutinise (to see whether a thing is genuine or not), as metals. Are you growing in grace, have you forsaken the flesh, and keep your sin account short. Are you thirsty for the word of God, or is your bible collecting dust. Are you spending enough time in prayer?  Examine yourself through the filter of the word of God. It will be difficult if you don’t know the word of God. Are you more connected to the world and the things of the world? We need to pull the log out of our own eye before we can pull the splinter our of our neighbors eye. We are not to think more highly of ourselves, Any victories we have are all by the Grace of God. Even as Christians we have nothing to boast in, you may be a great and powerful preacher, or a gifted Sunday School teacher, or a mighty soul winner, no matter how many trophies you have they must be laid at the feet of Jesus.

Then and only then you will have reason to boast, not that you have won the prize, but that you have the desire to press on to the higher calling that we find in Christ Jesus. Let this mind be in you as it was in Christ who ” (Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,  who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. ( Philippians 2:4-7) This is the high calling of Christ Jesus.

Gregory Lane