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09/08/2015

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Help With The Burdens - He Ain't Heavy


"Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ" (Gal.6:2).

Today's verse seems to tell us that we are to be "burden bearers." Many of our burdens can and should be shared with others and if our relationships are good, others should share theirs with us too... But if we look at verse one, we find a bit of important context. It speaks about restoring one that has been caught in a trespass with gentleness. The emphasis here is to help a brother to bear his sin. It seems like the primary reference here is for those who have gone astray to not be neglected... So what are we to do? Criticize the person? Denounce the person? The scripture puts it in crystal clear perspective... "restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness..." All burdens are not sin related and folks need help with those also. They may be related to sorrow, loss, or sickness. These can also be shared. When this is done, everyone's burden becomes just a bit more bearable. Look at ourselves as runners in a race. No one can run their best with a huge backpack strapped to them... It is easier to serve and lead if we are carrying fewer burdens around with us. Lets not forget the Psalmist's advice in this... "Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken" (55:22). Some more about how we can help people with burdens tomorrow...

Have a wonderful day... Make your little part of the world better... Love mark Phil.4:11

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