Dealing with others’ sin – Galatians 6:2 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


How to Bear One Another’s Burdens: A Lesson from Galatians 6:2

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What does a really functional sibling relationship look like? Let’s have a look at Galatians chapter 6 verse 2. Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ.

We have to take a peek back to verse 1 to understand what these burdens are that Paul’s talking about. He’s talking about how when we’ve seen a brother or sister in Christ stumble, sin, that we gently restore them, we gently help them back to the right path.

Now, if you’ve got a really, really good relationship with a brother or a sister, and that brother or sister does something really bad, what are you going to do as their sibling? You’re going to look for the opportunity to help them back on their feet from wherever they’ve fallen. This is in a spirit of love, not of judgment, bearing one another’s burdens.

And if you see your beloved brother or sister stumble again, you’re not going to beat around the head and go, Oh, you’ve done it again. Why do you keep stumbling? No, you will lovingly help them back on their feet again, as many times as it takes, because that is how we fulfil the law of Christ. That is how we show love for one another.

Our motivation is that we don’t want to see our brothers and sisters fall. For their sakes. We love them, we don’t want them falling and injuring themselves.

Even Paul says that the good that I want to do, I don’t do, and the bad that I don’t want to do, I do. If that is how the Apostle Paul felt we can’t be too harsh with our brothers and sisters in the Lord.

This is how we fulfil the law of Christ. What is the law of Christ? It’s the law of love.

Lord, you have forgiven us so much so we certainly can forgive others. Lord, you bear our burdens, so now we choose to take on the burdens of those around us. We do want to fulfil your law and please you and constantly to show love within the church and outside the church. Amen.

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