Galatians 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.
The law of Christ is to love your neighbor as yourself and the greatest way to love your neighbor is to help your neighbor in time of need. Men and women of the Spirit will gently help others, wanting to lift others up and not put them down, because that is how we would like to be treated. Notice, Paul says they have been overtaken in a trespass. This means that in some way they have fallen into sin rather than someone who is living in habitual sin. Christians are called by God to always act in a way that is loving and caring towards others.
Wouldn’t life be great if helping others was something that came naturally? But it doesn’t come naturally, you have to purposely choose to invest in those around you. If you are going to truly help someone, you will first have to get to know what is going on in their life. This week, with the direction of the Holy Spirit, take time to help those who need spiritual encouragement with the struggles they facing. By taking a few minutes to pray with them and share with them, you will be lifting tremendous burdens that will set them free.
Grace be with you,