Galatians 6:2
“Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”
In the second verse in the sixth chapter of Galatians, Paul encourages the church to bear one another’s burdens. He explains that when we do this we will fulfil the law of Christ. But what law is he talking about? The law was not abolished when Christ came, but it was fulfilled in Christ (Matthew 5:17). Jesus said that neither the prophets nor the law would be abolished, only that it now had changed in dispensation through His fulfilling of it. Now there is a dispensation of grace, whereby we live in Christ, no longer slave to the law.
The law could then be summed up as this: first, love God and keep His commandments, and second, love one another. Jesus explained this when He said in Matthew 22:40, “This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Therefore, when we love one another as we love ourselves then we fulfil the law of Christ. Paul expounds this command and teaches us that if we carry one another’s burdens, then we are fulfilling this law under grace.
Sometimes it is just wonderful when someone comes alongside you and lifts up the weight of your cross and helps you walk along the road. Whatever the burden may be, you sometimes need someone to just help. This is exactly what Paul is telling us to do, do unto others as you would want someone to do for you. Love one another as Christ loved the church, and gave Himself for it.
Fulfil the law of Christ and look around you today and help those who need some help with the weight of their burdens.
47-1123 - “The Children Of Israel”
Sometimes I feel like the runaway slave. When Paul found him, he wrote back to his master, and he said, "Don't… Put all that he owes you, put it upon my bill, and I'll pay you when I come." When I think of that, I think of Paul there, that great Christian, how that his heart knew that there was a great charge against him, and Christ by His Own Blood wrote his pardon at the cross and took his place. And he knowed how to feel for other people. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all had that feeling this afternoon? Just take their fault and lay it upon Me, let Me… If we'd bear one another's burdens like that… Now, that's the way God want… [—Ed.]
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