Bear and Share Burdens

Dear brothers, if a Christian is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help him back onto the right path, remembering that next time it might be one of you who is in the wrong. – Galatians 6:1, TLB

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If a Christian is overcome by some sin, you should gently and humbly help him or her back onto the right path, remembering that next time it could be one of you who is in the wrong. We are encouraged to share each other’s troubles and problems. When we do this we are obeying our Lord’s command. 

What is the Lord’s command? “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).

We demonstrate the love of Christ when we help someone who is overcome by some sin. We don’t judge, condemn, shun the person or excuse the transgression but we rally around him to restore him. Pride shouldn’t prevent us from reaching out to this person or make us compare ourselves to him and think that we are better. We are fooling ourselves when we do that and are disobeying the command to love one another. We are to have a spirit of meekness not pride. Sympathy, love and compassion is what this fallen believer needs.

Some burdens are not meant to be carried alone.

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