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Bearing Each Other’s Burdens


Paul counseled the Galatian Christians to “Bear one another’s burdens”. In other words, when believers experience times of emotional, physical or spiritual struggles we should desire to help, support, encourage, and if needs be share in suffering with them. This requires walking in our Lord’s compassion and understanding, which is the opposite of walking in judgment and intolerance. Reaching out to those who are hurting or struggling goes against our natural man’s ego, which says: anything painful or disagreeable we will avoid! Yet, our spiritual inner man is not afraid to step forward because of the illuminating light of the Holy Spirit. We will be gifted with the Spirit’s fruit of strength and courage to be concerned- strength and courage to love- strength and courage to listen- strength and courage to care- strength and courage to cry and feel the emotional pain of our brothers and sisters in Christ, as we shoulder another’s load. In order to receive the grace we need to be used as wise servants of God, we must be free of all arrogance and walk in humility. If you think you are too important to stoop down to help another, you are living in deception. The Love of God living within us empowers us to fulfill the law of the Anointed One as we carry each other’s troubles. Let everyone be devoted to fulfill the work God has given them to do with excellence, and we will discover joy in doing what’s right and being who we are- blood bought children of the Most High God!

“Bear [endure, carry] one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it]. For if any person thinks himself to be somebody [too important to condescend to shoulder another’s load] when he is nobody [of superiority except in his own estimation], he deceives and deludes and cheats himself. But let every person carefully scrutinize and examine and test his own conduct and work. He then can have the personal satisfaction and joy of doing something commendable without boastful comparison with his neighbor. For every person will have to bear (be equal to understanding and calmly receive) his own [little] load of oppressive faults]” (Galatians 6:2-5 amp.).

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