"Bear you one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ" - Galatians 6:2
As believers of Christ, we are not just members of Christ's body, we are family members living together as a community with a common interest in the body of Christ. As it is with our own natural family, it is our duty to care for one another and be helpers to one another, even during times of difficulties and overwhelming circumstances.
How can you stand by and watch your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ suffer and sink under their troubles without lending a hand to help them out of the hole they fell in, or to help bear their load?
The teachings of Christ do not encourage us to blame, insult, be selfish or rejoice when a fellow brother or sister falls into trouble. We are to love them, sympathize with them and help them as best as we can to get through their issues and overcome their struggles.
Let us be helpers to one another, thereby fulfilling the commandment which requires us to love one another - “For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another” (I John 3:11). What better way to exemplify love to one another, than by helping each other as we walk together in Christ?
To love one another is a love that is not spoken by words only, also through our lending a helping hand in times of trouble – “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth” (I John 3:18).
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.