1 Brothers, if someone is caught in any kind of wrongdoing, those of you who are spiritual should set him right. But you must do it in a gentle way. And keep an eye on yourselves, so that you will not be tempted, too. 2 Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. 3 So if any one of you thinks you are important when you really are not, you are only fooling yourself. 4 Each of you must examine your own actions. Then you can be proud of your own accomplishments without comparing yourself to others. 5 For each person should carry his own load.
6 But let him that is orally taught in the word share all good things. 7 Do not be deceived. God is not mocked! A man will harvest what he sows. 8 He that sows to his own flesh will harvest corruption of the flesh. But he that sows to the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 Let us not grow tired of doing good things for in due season we shall harvest, if we do not faint. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us work that which is good toward all men, and especially toward those who are of the household of the faith.
11 See with what large letters I write to you with my own hand. 12 Those who desire to make a showing in the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised. This is done so they may not be persecuted for the stake of Christ. 13 For not even those who receive circumcision obey the Law. They desire to have you circumcised, that they may boast in your flesh. 14 Never should I boast except in the stake (symbolic: self-denial and atonement) of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is through this stake that the world has been impaled to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision anything, but a new creature is. 16 The Israel of God will have peace and mercy. All who walk by this rule will also.