“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
The word “burden” refers to the heavy or oppressive weight a believer cannot carry alone. It could be a financial burden or a burden of temptation. Whatever the burden may be, the spirit-filled Christian will help bear the load others find too heavy to carry alone. Once Christians come alongside those who are struggling, they find that carrying their load isn't a burden, but a blessing.
I am so thankful for our church family. As many of you know, I totaled my car a little while ago and wasn’t sure how I was going to carry the heavy load of purchasing a new car. But then some came alongside and helped me bear the burden. To this day I am not sure who was more blessed, them or me. This is precisely what Paul meant when he wrote in Galatians 5:14, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”
According to the Word of God, bearing the burdens of others is just one of the many ways we can experience blessing. Here are a few others: Love one another, encourage one another, be at peace with one another, humbly serve and submit to one another, show kindness and honor to one another, instruct one another, forgive one another, stop judging one another and pray for one another.
If you really want to be blessed, don’t miss church on Sunday. Not only is it Potluck Sunday, but also we’ll be opening up Galatians 6:1-10 in order to discover how we can be blessed by simply “Helping Others”. Please remember to bring your favorite dish to share and pray about inviting a friend as this is always a wonderful day of fellowship.
God bless you all!