Galatians 6:1, 2 - BURDEN BEARING.

Galatians 6:1, 2 (NLT) Dear brothers and 
sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, 
you who are godly should gently and humbly help 
that person back onto the right path. And be 
careful not to fall into the same temptation 
yourself. Share each others burdens, and in this 
way obey the law of Christ.  


No Christian should ever think that he or 
she is totally independent and doesn't need help 
from others, and no one should feel excused from 
the task of helping others. The body of Christ - 
the church - functions only when the members 
work together for the common good. Do you know 
someone who needs help? Is there a Christian brother 
or sister who needs correction or 
encouragement? Humbly and gently reach out to that person 
offering to lift his or her load (John 13:34, 35). 
[Life Application SB] 


   Recently, a friend of mine experienced an 
unexpected, life-changing setback. In an instant, her 
world was flipped upside-down. As she struggled 
with loss, her family and I helped in small ways, 
such as walking the dog, visiting her, or simply 
sitting with her in silence. Jesus worked inside her 
and mended her heart, just as promised in Psalm 
   Soon, she and I ran some errands 
together. Last week, we sat together on my porch 
rocking chairs chatting while the world passed by. 
Birds chirped as my cats watched through slitted 
eyes, too lazy to leave their patches of sunlight. 
Yesterday we shopped for silly things - bed pillows, 
the perfect pretzel - and stopped for coffee at 
what's become our favorite place for heart-to-heart 
talks. When I reflect on the path she and I have 
walked these past few months, I'm grateful and a 
bit surprised. In the past, though friendly, we 
rarely spent time together. Now, our friendship has 
gained value, deepening into a relationship of 
mutual trust and support. Her tears appear less 
often and have been replaced by smiles, proof of 
slow but steady healing. I'm blessed to share in 
a measure of hope as I witness the return of 
her strong spirit. 
   Jesus has softened her pain and muted her 
anguish. Family and friends keep her moving forward, 
one step at a time. On days when the road ahead 
looks too hard for her to walk alone, we come 
alongside and hold her up, following where He leads. 
We are His, and it's our honor and privilege to 
share the weight of her burden, to live out His 
perfect law in love. Heidi Gaul 
   Faith Step: Consider friends whose burden 
you can help carry. Can you run an errand, or 
spend time together in quiet conversation? Pray 
for - and with - them. [Mornings With Jesus 2021 
Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


When a Fellow Christian Stumbles
   The Lord doesn't want the members of His 
body to live in isolation; believers are intended 
to function as a loving family who actively 
care for each other. One of our responsibilities 
as part of God's household is to come alongside 
a brother or sister who has stumbled. Paul 
specifies that those "who are spiritual" are to 
restore the fallen ones to fellowship with the 
Father and the family. "Spiritual" doesn't mean 
some elite group of pious leaders; it refers to 
any Christians who are living under the Spirit's 
control. A key element in this process is the 
attitude of the one who seeks to restore a fellow 
   A Spirit of Gentleness: This isn't a time 
for harshness, anger, judgment, or condemnation. 
Our goal is not to heap pain and guilt upon a 
hurting brother or sister but to show mercy and 
forgiveness (2 Cor. 2:5-8). 
   A Spirit of Humility: Those who have a 
superior attitude look down on a fallen brother and 
think, I would never make those mistakes. But the 
humble know their own vulnerability. Instead of 
judging others, they examine their own lives in 
order to recognize and deal with areas of 
   A Spirit of Love: When we love others, 
we'll willingly sharing their burden. This 
requires an unselfish investment of our time, energy, 
and prayer on their behalf. 
   How do you react when a fellow Christian 
has stumbled? One of the ugliest human traits is 
our tendency to feel better about ourselves when 
another person misses the mark. Instead of sharing 
the latest gossip about a fallen brother or 
sister, let your heart break, and come alongside to 
love and help. [In Touch Daily Devotional by 
Charles Stanley at www.intouch.org re Gal. 6:1-5] 


   You must be good before you can do good. 
You cannot exert an influence that will 
transform others until your own heart has been humbled 
and refined and made tender by the grace of 
Christ. When this change has been wrought in you, it 
will be as natural for you to live to bless 
others as it is for the rosebush to yield its 
fragrant bloom or the vine its purple clusters. 
   If Christ is in you the hope of 
glory, you will have no disposition to watch 
others, to expose their errors. Instead of seeking 
to accuse and condemn, it will be your object 
to help, to bless, and to save. MB128 


Galatians 6:2 - Sharing Our Burdens.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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