Bible Study: Carrying each others burdens

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Galatians 6:1-10

Bear One Another’s Burdens

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.

Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. [1] “Scripture Research: Logos Software”

 

I think it’s important for us just as community, as family and as friends to help restore the ones closest to us in GENTLENESS.. how often do we get upset at someone for messing up and instead of restoring them in a spirit of gentleness we yell, or put down, or get upset with them for “failing” or “doing wrong” or “messing up”?

We all make mistakes and when our closest friends fall we need to be there to restore them with a spirit of gentleness.. I often struggle doing this with certain people in my life. I tend to not come in gentleness to the ones closest to me, I think it’s natural for me to get upset when I see people mess up, however I need to have more grace and understanding also not putting myself up on a pedestal because I TOO make mistakes and am not even CLOSE to perfect. Do you have the same issue as I do? How can you apply this more to your life and what steps do you take to get to were you come to aid in gentleness to a friend who has fallen rather than being a jerk and putting them down?



[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. 2001 (Ga 6:1–10). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.