Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ
For every man shall bear his own burden
Why is it that at the beginning of this chapter, we are told to bear one another’s burdens, but then just a few verses later, we are told everybody has to carry their own burdens? Well, it goes with the old saying about giving a helping hand, not a hand out. I can pray with you when you find salvation, but I can not pray for you to receive salvation. You must pick up the cross yourself. Your salvation is something you have to find. Now, when things happen and you get too weak to stand, there are enough of us to hold you up until you get your strength back. Most of us wish we could fully take your burdens, but we can’t. That burden you carry will become a victory, and with that comes your testimony. But do not think that you are ever alone. We are all followers of Christ, and we will all help you with the burdens you carry, but you have to do some of the work.