Galatians 6 - Bear Each Other's Burdens

Galatians 6:2 "Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." In teh context of being caught in sin (Galatians 6:1), Paul calls us to bear each other's burdens. Guilt is quite burdensome, it can drag you down and cripple you. But if someone stand with you, and helps to bear the burden with empathy and encouragement, we can get up again.

Galatians 6:9 - Don't "grow weary in doing good." I take this as an encouragement as a parent of a teen and pre-teens. It's a real challenge as they are trying to find themselves and their way in the world. It can be exhausting as it seems that you address the same issues over and over, yet they continue to fall. I get weary of the continual training, yet I cannot give up, "in due season we will reap".

Galatians 6:11-16 - Paul returns to the reason he wrote them, don't be compelled to live by the law. The law means nothing, he says. I think that we tend to drift to rules adn regulations over freedom because it's so much easier. But Paul wrote them a pleading letter, with his own hand with large letters, urging and pleading them not to return to that way. I think we tend to rail against violations of rules rather than against living by rules over the freedom of grace.

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