Gal 6:5 For each will have to bear his own load.


Greg smiling

 

A two-sided coin, for each will have to bear their own load; here we see the word ‘Bear” again meaning ( bastazō)  to take up with the hands  to take up in order to carry or bear, to put upon one’s self;  Load;  (phortion)   of the obligations Christ lays upon his followers, and styles a “burden” by way of the contrast to the precepts of the Pharisees, the observance of which was most oppressive. From the earlier verses He who sows to the flesh will have to bear the burden, He who sows to the Spirit will have to bear His or Her Spiritual burden. We as Christians all have obligations to Christ in the sense that we have been called to service as long as we have strength and breath. We need to hold up our own  spiritual burdens with the understanding there is no retirement in God’s service.  Being in God’s service should be a burden, we are not fighting flesh and blood,  but powers and principalities of power. We generally think of the word “Burden” in the negative since, but here it is used of service in God’s army. there should be no “Lazy Boys” in His service. Ask any Pastor how they feel Sunday night after carrying the burden of preaching the word of God with judgement over their heads if they misrepresent the word of God. We carry the burden every day to share the Gospel. help those in need, and to love our neighbor as our selves. But we have a sure promise Jesus His Yoke (Burden) is light, this is in comparison to the person who sows to the flesh, His or Her burden will be heavy, the Bible says be sure your sins will find you out. At times your burden may seem overwhelming but be assured that Gods grace will see you through. If you are living in a “Rose Garden” then you need to examine yourself. the christian life has no time outs, no certain number of innings to play and as I said before no retirement program.  So bear your load, it has be assigned to by God and in so doing we may Glorify the Lord God almighty.

Gregory Lane