Bullets From The Bible 12/24/17
Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
Life can often throw crazy things at us. While we all try to be self sufficient and usually are, there are times when we need the support and help of others. This is not to free load or to take advantage of them, but rather to simply find the support and help we need to help us through difficult times.
Are you the kind of person that people turn to when they are facing struggles? Are you the kind of person that will drop everything and go to the ends of the earth to help a friend?
Somewhat ironically a few verses later he says:
“For each one shall bear his own load.” Galatians 6:5
The blessing of good friends is very nice to have, yet we also must realize that we each have a load to bear as well. So while it is good and right to depend on and help our friends...and to receive help from our friends, we all have a burden to bear as well that while lightened by the support of others must ultimately be carried by us. The weight of the matter and the result of the decisions are going to rest on our shoulders regardless of how much support we receive and that is a burden that sometimes cannot be carried by anyone else.
Be a friend. Listen to those in need. Offer support and help to those in need. Seek out good friends when you are in need. And never give up fighting through the problems and struggles you face in life.