Men’s Devotion – Burden Bearers

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Galatians 6:1–3 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”

In a testimony meeting in the South, an illiterate Christian got up and said that she was always blessed by the words “And it came to pass.”

“When I was upset by troubles. I go to the Bible, and I never get far before I read “It came to pass.” And I say “Bless the Lord it didn’t come to stay—it came to pass!” ” —Ironside

Burdens come and burdens go as we go through life. Some of life’s burdens seem heavier than others. As biblical men, it is those heavier burdens that grant us a unique opportunity.

In Galatians 6:2 we are told by the Apostle Paul to “bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

When a brother in Christ is carrying a heavy load, we are given an amazing but fleeting opportunity. The chance to help them carry that load through encouragement and prayer. We all need that spiritual assistance from time to time.

The law of Christ that is fulfilled by helping a brother to bear his burdens is “loving your neighbour as yourself”.

Matthew 22:37–40 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”

Today’s Biblical Manhood Principle: When a brother in Christ has a heavy load, don’t miss your opportunity to share it.

Today’s Inspirational Hymn: How Great Thou Art

 

 

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