Bear One Another’s Burdens, Evans Olang

Galatians 6:2, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ”

We all go through seasons, we have those seasons you need someone to help you bear your burden. Even Moses who was strong to lead the Israelites out of the land of Egypt needed someone to help him bear the burdens. At one point while Joshua was battling Amalekites, their victory depended on Moses keeping his hands raised up high.

With time, Moses’ hands got tired. Thank God for Aaron and Hur “11 they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword”, Exodus 17:11-13.

The messages we often hear is how you can make it in life and the means to make it, rarely do you hear, “bear one another’s burdens”. It’s shameful for us believers to let those who are battling, battle alone. If we are in a season of victory, we should trust God to direct us to help bear burdens of those living in defeat. I’ve discovered with the Lord, sometimes is not when you have everything in place that He sends someone, at times is when you have little or nothing to give that’s when He sends someone your way. In 1King 17, God sent Elijah to a widow in Zeraphath to take care of him. Upon getting there, he found the widow had nothing but a little jar of oil and a handful of flour. She was gathering sticks to prepare a last meal for her and her son before dying. Here comes Elijah who had nothing and then asked to be provided for first. Bear one another’s burden.

Paul tells us in Romans 15:1-3, “1 We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification. 3 For even Christ did not please Himself; but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached You fell on Me.” When was the last time you encouraged someone or even emailed or told them you were praying for them? We who are strong ought to bear to the glory of God. Let’s also be ready at any time because the Lord may require us right when we are weak to reach others. Your restoration may be positioned in lifting up others who are weak while you are weak yourself. I find many times I am more encouraged and strengthened while lifting up others either through prayers, encouragements, giving assistance financially, helping hand etc. We are blessed to be a blessing and sometimes our blessings are on verge of extending a helping hand.

Divine Master invites His disciples, and encourages them by showing Himself as meek and lowly in spirit. The same disposition ought to mark the conduct of His servants, especially of the strong towards the weak. The great end in all our actions must be that God may be glorified; nothing more forwards this, than the mutual love and kindness of those who profess Christ. Those that agree in Christ may well agree among themselves.

Make a point this week to bless someone. A friend, a family member who is weak, struggling in their walk, in their finances, in their health, whatever the case might be. Call them or email them. Share with them a scripture, encourage them, let them know you are praying for them, share the little you have, bear one another’s burdens. Blessings Ev

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