By: Haley Wilson
Galatians 2:6 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
In our walk, the weight of the world can be hard and get extremely heavy to bear. We have jobs, school, family, problems, problems, and more problems. Not only do we have to deal with our problems, we have to deal with others’ problems. What a blessing!
It seems odd to say that dealing with other peoples’ problems would be a blessing. It is. I grew up in a very large family. It was nice to always have others around because it held us accountable to each other. Our parents always knew everything going on in our lives either directly or indirectly from siblings or friends. My siblings still know what is going on in my life. They pray for me, reach out to offer support and help, and give me advice, even if I don’t always want it.
Are you involved at church? Do you consider the other members at church your family? Do you know the people at church? How can you consider them family or hold them accountable if you don’t have a connection and truly know them? How can you bear their burdens if you don’t know what their burdens are?
This verse is charging us with the responsibility to help others. It is commanding us to get to know one another. It is charging us to help others.
“Love one another showing brotherly affection, Outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:10
We must know and do for our family. It should be our goal as Christians to hold one another’s burdens and push one another to be the best version of ourselves so that one day we can spend eternity together.