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Gal 6:1-2 “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

2 Cor 8: 13-14 “For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened; 14 but by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, that their abundance also may supply your lack—that there may be equality.” 

Heb 12:1 “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…”

There was a group of people who went for an adventure trip in the deep forest of Amazon. The leader of the camp selectively chose the place of rest and also he planned their time of rest and adventure. One day when they were supposed to rest, a man wanted to explore on his own. He went away from the camp and returned back on time when the resting time was over. So he again joined them to explore more with the group now. But as they were walking this wandered man could not continue because he lost his energy during his own little adventure. His friend saw that he wont make this trip, he carried him in his shoulder and continued their journey. Now the weight of this man is growing heavy on this friend and the wandering man enjoyed the joy ride on his friends shoulder and did not want to get down after some time. The friend became tired and now pain was shooting all over his body because of excessive weight. Because of the fatigue and imbalance in his walk, he also fell down not able to continue the trip. If we look at this story, many of us like to take the burden of others according to the scriptures, which is the right thing to do. But there are some things that are not stoppers to carry others burdens but these things should be discerned wisely and dealt with love according to God’s will. One, we have to see if there is any disobedience in the life of other man or woman. In our story the other man disobeyed and did not rested when he supposed to.  The next thing is, when we support other person, that support should not be a hindrance to their growth. The third thing is that the burden or suffering that you go through because of your help should not weigh you down in your spiritual walk.

 

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