Connections that Count |March 19, 2021
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. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
We read the first two verses of this passage at the beginning of the week but now let’s look at the passage in its entirety! Having gone through the past several days reading about how we rely both on the Lord and on each to carry our burdens what can we derive from this text?
As we move forward, journals about ways you can help others bear their burdens and ways you can open to sharing yours with others.
Lord, let us not grow weary of carrying each other’s burdens or of doing good works. Let us be steadfast in all the struggles and worries of this world, we lift up our concerns to you together and pray for peace and your will. Amen.