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bear one another’s…

09 Mar

170309My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. For if those who are nothing think they are something, they deceive themselves. All must test their own work; then that work, rather than their neighbor’s work, will become a cause for pride. For all must carry their own loads. Those who are taught the word must share in all good things with their teacher. Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow. If you sow to your own flesh, you will reap corruption from the flesh; but if you sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal life from the Spirit. So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith. (Galatians 6:1-10, NRSV)

We are to bear one another’s burdens and restore those who have fallen away in the Spirit of gentleness with which we were brought into the relationship with God.

We need to look on our own works as well and judge not others by what we do, or take credit for things they have done, but lifting each other up and holding fast the family of faith. All good things work through the Body of Christ, the family of faith. So uphold one another as Christ upholds you.

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