Galatians 6:2 (NKJV) Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

 

In the Scriptures the word burden is translated from eleven different Greek words, each with its own meaning. The Scriptures talks about different types of burdens. There are some burdens that can be shared, and some burdens we must bear on our own. Now burdens are common to everyone, we all have burdens. We may not have the same burdens as everyone else, but we all have burdens. And each of us thinks that our own burdens are the heaviest. In Galatians chapter 6 and in verse 5, Apostle Paul uses the Greek word φορτίον (phortion), meaning a task or service. Paul is saying to us, we are to bear our own tasks. Here in Galatians chapter 6 and in verse 2, Paul uses the Greek word βάρη (barē), meaning a heavey load or weight. Here, Paul is saying to us, we can lighten the load of one another by helping each other. Our faults, our tensions, our griefs are some of the burdens we can share with one another. And some burdens we have to bear on our own, like suffering and death. And all of us who believes will have to stand before the Bema Seat of Christ one day, on our own. I will stand before the Bema Seat alone, and Jesus will judge my works. And my friend, you will do the same. There are burdens today which we can share, and some burdens we have to bear on our own. Now there is another type of burden which we can neither bear on our own nor share with others. It is a burden of sin. There is only one place where we can get rid of sin, and it is at the foot of the cross of Christ. Christ alone can lift the heavy burden of sin today, because Jesus paid the penalty for sin with His substitutional sacrifice on the cross at Calvary. Christ alone can lift the burden of sin. Christ alone can take away the burden of sin from you. There are some burdens we can share, and others we must bear alone. But, my friend, the burden of sin is a burden too heavy for you. It is the burden you cannot bear nor share. God, however, has made a way for you to be forgiven of your sin. Christ took the burden of your sin, and He bore it on the cross. My friend, your burden of sin is either on you, or by faith you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and He has paid the penalty for your sin. Jesus bore it all, my friend. All you have to do is believe, and by God’s grace you will be saved.

 

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.