It is the making the griefs of that other mine own; so that the blow is on me as well as on him, and the wound is in my heart as well as in his. Sedgwick.Amid all the profuse waste of the means of happiness which men commit, there is no imprudence more flagrant than that of selfishness. We make up our minds to treat babes tenderly, because they are babes. Toss that pack into my waggon; I am going your way." Each offered sorrow and regret, but none practical assistance. But all the same it was there, a latent possibility, and it marked out a narrow pathway in which she would have to go softly to the end of her days. 1). But suppose, instead of being a lion, it was Satan in the form of an intemperate appetite, worse a thousand times to the man than any real lion of the desert? (Galatians 6:2, NLT) Somebody once said that when you share a joy it is doubled and when you share problem, it is cut in half. Have not I seen the horse enjoy his feed of corn when his yoke-fellow lay a-dying in the neighbouring stall, and never turn an eye of pity on the sufferer? Paul would have them think of other burdens, by the bearing of which they would fulfil the law of Christ.I. The strongest are not always strong. K. For then we learn always that there are sadder hearts to be healed, and we feel ashamed of our own trouble in the presence of a greater, and as we minister to them the mercy of our God steals into our own souls, and brings the consolation we never knew before. It is a spirit of compassion and hopefulness excited in view of men's failures and moral obliquities, rather than a spirit of fault-finding and criticism.I. What if it were a man swollen with dropsy? "Yes, yes," replied the solicitor, "I don't doubt that either; but I want you to feel in your pocket."(Foster. They are shut out from the cheerful light of day; they eat their bread in bitterness of soul, and almost long for death; and you say to me, Remember them, Remember them! K. Marshall.An old fable tells us that Jupiter, finding that each man thought his lot the hardest, caused all men to be brought together for a mutual exchange of burdens. for it shows that the Church has been true to its mission, and has taught its lesson to the world, and has made men feel the truth and the power of the words, "Bear ye one another's burdens", and so fulfil the law of Christ.(L. The blow has made them orphans, but he does not necessarily feel as though it had made him an orphan. The spirit of God is this: "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of another." The loss is a common loss, affecting all equally, and the sorrow of each is literally the sorrow of every other. I could not live with myself after committing a deed like that." Our workhouses, like our hospitals, may be due to Christianity, and standing evidences of that care for the poor which Christianity after the example of its Divine Founder enjoins. They say, that if a piano is struck in a room where another stands unopened and untouched, who lays his ear to that will hear a string within, as if touched by the hand of a shadowy spirit, sound the same note; but more strange how the strings of one heart vibrate to those of another; how woe wakens woe: how your grief infects me with sadness; how the shadow of a passing funeral and nodding hearse casts a cloud on the mirth of a marriage-party; how sympathy may be so delicate and acute as to become a pain. It is taught by our life work.5. H. Lewis, D. D.If a company of travellers were journeying towards the same place, some heavily, and others more lightly laden, they could render the way less tedious and endear themselves to each other by mutual assistance, in bearing their burdens.1. Those that are superfluous.3. Each of us must carry his own knapsack, and shoulder his own musket. Each offered sorrow and regret, but none practical assistance. "A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love another, as I have loved you." By patience bear with their infirmities, and even with their conceit (ver. Every human being brought to our hands in trouble is a messenger of God. And Christian graces, as set forth in the New Testament, imply this atmosphere of love in the soul. Mutual interposition in sympathy and for succour in any emergency — fellow-feeling and fellow-helping — is the duty inculcated, as opposed to that selfish isolation which stands aloof, or contents itself with a cheap expression of commiseration, or an offer of assistance so framed as to be worthless in the time or the shape of it (2 Corinthians 11:29). There is a moral power in the human nature of the Lord Jesus Christ which is second only to His Divinity. It is the way to fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2, Galatians 6:5 I. St. Paul combines in this passage the two great ideas on which all previous morality had been based: the one self-preservation, self-development, that is to say, that out of which the sense of responsibility grows; the other selfforgetfulness, that is to say, that out of which all effort for other people grows. Suffer the hasty word to pass in silence, without answering again. )LinksGalatians 6:2 NIVGalatians 6:2 NLTGalatians 6:2 ESVGalatians 6:2 NASBGalatians 6:2 KJVGalatians 6:2 Bible AppsGalatians 6:2 ParallelGalatians 6:2 Biblia ParalelaGalatians 6:2 Chinese BibleGalatians 6:2 French BibleGalatians 6:2 German BibleGalatians 6:2 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)neighbours,(3)enemies.(W. When we speak of things being easy in Christian life, we always imply the presence in the soul of true love. Braithwaite. There is animal hatred, and there is Divine hatred. Bear with him: his mistake will bring him many a burden before he has done with it. No man can fulfil the spirit of this Divine command, who does not dwell in the spirit of love. The relief of poverty for instance, the guarantee, that is, of the conditions of life in its lowest form, was long the work of the religious orders. Charles, with opportunities of social advancement and domestic happiness possessed by few within easy reach of him if he chose, preferred the "better part," and resolutely shutting out the bright future that might have been his, sacrificed himself to his sister. Previous | Index | Next >> The Epistle To The Galatians Sermon outlines based on the Epistle to the Galatians. Christ tells us we shall always have the poor with us." And as we have so learned it in our personal experience, we have found happiness in this joy of human sympathy. Yes, this is the lesson we all need We cannot change all the inequalities of the world, or heal all its diseases. He said, "If I were asked what is the great lack of human society, I should say that need is sympathy." Personal effort. PERSONALITY. Marshall. 3). All are burdened.2. Our estimate of human burdens is often false,(1)because some are burdens which do not appear to be;(2)because burdens are borne differently by different individuals.4. A kind word to your neighbour in trouble, an inquiry at the door when crape hangs there, the pressure of the hand: there is not a man in England so high that he is above the reach of the need of sympathy. Bearing it, we shall do all in our power to bear it away. I cannot tell how she thanked me." Why? "And I," said another boy, "thought of a poor old woman, whose eyes were too dim to read. "Give us," you are ready to say, "pictures or descriptions of distress; expatiate upon the miseries by which numbers are oppressed; and move our feelings by a touching tale of human grief; but as to wishing us to make the wretchedness our own — that we should labour for its alleviation, just as though it were pressing upon ourselves — that is altogether beyond nature, and its possibility is but the fiction of an exaggerated theology!" And who, again, has felt the hard struggles of his conscience in this daily life, the temptations that have met him, the weakness of his own will, and yet through God's grace has kept his purity, does not know somewhat of the burdens that crush others less happy than himself in the results of the trial? Reality Is An Acquired Taste . Boundaries 101. W. Beecher.When the child was dead, and the prophet came to heal it, he stretched himself out on the child, and put his lips to the child's lips, and his hand on the child's hand, and his heart to the child's heart. Raleigh, D. D., Bp. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. If you read gardening books, they direct you how to raise flowers and plants; but it is not necessary for you to read to find out that certain plants require a certain kind of climate. Now when God says "Christian graces," he means climate also; and love is that climate. Chris. Blessed little comforter! MOTIVES OR INDUCEMENTS.1. Sedgwick.Amid all the profuse waste of the means of happiness which men commit, there is no imprudence more flagrant than that of selfishness. Verse for Today Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Sedgwick. In the general history of mankind, the maxim of the text, so far from being acted out, has been reversed; instead of men sharing or bearing one another's burdens, they appear to act upon the rule of laying them on each other's shoulders, with the view of getting rid of their portion of the weight. K. Marshall.An old fable tells us that Jupiter, finding that each man thought his lot the hardest, caused all men to be brought together for a mutual exchange of burdens. After such a man has gone through years and years and years, practising his various tricks and sleights of dexterity, if you talk in his presence of a man being honest, he will laugh at you. Braithwaite.These passages seem to be contradictory; but the opposition is only apparent, not real. Burdens of sorrow. The tears which friendship sheds in our woe, possess the wonderful property of staunching our own. All the more, therefore, as far as in us lies, we should help each other. )Sympathy curativeH. Guthrie, D. D.Though the lower animals have feeling, they have no fellow-feeling. )Open hearts and ready handsOne day a teacher said to his class, "Boys, you can all be useful if you will. for it shows that the Church has been true to its mission, and has taught its lesson to the world, and has made men feel the truth and the power of the words, "Bear ye one another's burdens", and so fulfil the law of Christ.(L. WE MUST DO THIS AS THE LAW OF LIFE. R. Phelps.In this work of supplying the conditions of human progress, the State has found from time to time its most powerful helper and its most eloquent teacher in the Church of Christ. What is the meaning, then, of Bearing? H. Lewis, D. D.)Individuality and brotherhoodS. The burdens are to be our concern. "How shall we try it?" And Christian graces, as set forth in the New Testament, imply this atmosphere of love in the soul. Paul would have them think of other burdens, by the bearing of which they would fulfil the law of Christ.I. This is a great summary of the entire book, as Paul once again refutes the legalistic idea that we can work our way into a relationship with God. "Ah, lads, I see by your looks that you have something to tell me." But the Christian Church is not to relegate all her poor to the workhouse; nor is the relieving officer the substitute for the Christian pastor and his Christian flock. "Every man... his own burden." III. The same spirit must be enlarged in our treatment of men in respect to their interior state. The greatly tried is to have our greatest sympathy. They carried no visible burdens, but they were like many who, although they have no outward pack upon their shoulders, often stoop inwardly beneath the pressure of a heavy load upon the heart. What is the meaning, then, of Bearing? You ought — this is what St. Paul seems to enjoin and exhort in the text — you ought to remember the imprisoned and burdened, not merely as being your fellow creatures, but rather as being, in a certain sense, yourselves. SOME OF THE BURDENS WE MAY HELP OTHERS TO BEAR. In this case especially, is Christian sympathy demanded. The provoking brother, who thinks himself to be something (see ver. Sleight. A neighbour, who was unable to give aid, personally went round to different friends to solicit money to buy another one. 3. EVERY MAN HAS A BURDEN OF HIS OWN.1. We have our own and also others' burdens to bear. The requirement fits in to the general constitution of things, which is based on giving and receiving.3. That will lift up the load from her, and it will send you to your family altar with a new cause for thanksgiving and praise. Pearson, M. The burden of individual responsibility.4. )Sympathy aided by sightH. One asserts a Christian obligation, the other states a solemn fact.I. It is congenial with the Spirit of Christ (Philippians 2:5; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Colossians 3:12, 13.)3. Wordsworth. Spurgeon. Shall such renunciation go unrewarded? So bear your own burden as not to forget others. I found them, and he dried his tears, and ran off feeling very happy." If he has sunk low in the scale of being, you must ask, "How came he here? 1). There are burdens which we can help other people to bear. The nature of each plant implies the particular kind of climate which is adapted to its growth. Sympathy must be personal. We put ourselves out of the way for the sake of those that are blind and deaf. Such a voluntary exile is not often sought or found by most of us. In the times of classical antiquity, which our youth are taught to hold in admiration; in the days of heroism and splendid war, which poets have sung and historians have embellished, there were the degraded classes of the community, made to bear the burdens of the rest. There are burdens which we can help other people to bear. Watch Queue Queue. O Christians 1 what would be your benevolence, if you felt that they were your own members which you were invited to succour? All this belongs to the Christian, and we may judge ourselves by it. We may show our sympathy, for instance, with sickness and suffering, in our liberal support of hospitals and similar appliances for bringing excellent medical skill within reach of those who most need and can least afford it. Relational Vampires. Life is a magnificent thing. But I go further: for these are things more frequently preached, and more obvious to your understanding. To most of us, in the great trials of life, sympathy comes freely enough; but for the small aches and hurts, the daily smarts and bruises, how many a heart hungers in vain for the meagrest dole! Many who fall often are struggling hard all the time. If he has sunk low in the scale of being, you must ask, "How came he here? "Yes, yes," replied the solicitor, "I don't doubt that either; but I want you to feel in your pocket."(Foster. To most of us, in the great trials of life, sympathy comes freely enough; but for the small aches and hurts, the daily smarts and bruises, how many a heart hungers in vain for the meagrest dole! C. W. K. Our relationship to each other, and our possession of advantages and talents, involve us in manifold responsibilities.1. When a Christian brother under his burden stumbles and falls, we are not to let him lie on the ground and recover his feet the best way he may; far less are we to insult him as he lies prostrate, and point him out to the scorn and derision of the world. PERSONALITY. Wordsworth., Starke.This world is full of burden-bearers. To be in relationships means this; to be in a family as head or member, to be in business, to be one of a social and civilized community, implies it. We are to render them as much help as, by sympathy or otherwise, we may. how many of us "children of a larger growth" have gone away hugging our hurt, with a sadder hurt in our hearts for lack of one little sympathizing word. You do not need to be told that a warm climate is indispensable to the production of pomegranate and olive-trees. )What is our whole religion but a burden-bearing? Ki�g>��bӀ㚡��j�x~G_(���jW��"�_�$Y!����*D��`7��� 0�E. You man, remember you not the time when, night after night, you took up your beloved wife and carried her to her couch, sad at the thought that the load was becoming lighter every moment, and you were ready to say to her, "My darling, if you love me, lean hard and close." We may sympathise with poverty, either by actual relief of want and destitution, or by the better method, where it is possible, of procuring for them the means of earning an honest livelihood. Life is such that every man must take some share of the life of those around. He went from one to another, and told the pitiful tale. "Oh!" Bear with him: his mistake will bring him many a burden before he has done with it. We may sympathise with distracting doubts and difficulties, whether as to faith or conduct, by patiently hearing all the doubter's perplexity, by offering in all humility solutions which have satisfied the minds of others, or, if it be so, by showing how we ourselves have groped our way amid such clouds of the mind from darkness to partial light: or at least we may do so by secret prayer, that God in His own good time will lead all who err or waver into the narrow path which struggles upward towards the truth. Boundaries 101. Beecher. "The eye cannot say to the hand I have no need of thee; nor again the head to the feet, I have need of you." They say, that if a piano is struck in a room where another stands unopened and untouched, who lays his ear to that will hear a string within, as if touched by the hand of a shadowy spirit, sound the same note; but more strange how the strings of one heart vibrate to those of another; how woe wakens woe: how your grief infects me with sadness; how the shadow of a passing funeral and nodding hearse casts a cloud on the mirth of a marriage-party; how sympathy may be so delicate and acute as to become a pain. Positively. )Christian socialismR. Those that are superfluous.3. It is his own look-out; but it is yours, too. Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to Galatians 6:2. When a Christian brother under his burden stumbles and falls, we are not to let him lie on the ground and recover his feet the best way he may; far less are we to insult him as he lies prostrate, and point him out to the scorn and derision of the world. The baby was cross, and mother looked sick and sad. The emphasis is on "one another's," giving distinctness to the duty as a mutual duty. 7. The strongest are not always strong. We are not to spy out others' burdens, and report thereon. They say, that if a piano is struck in a room where another stands unopened and untouched, who lays his ear to that will hear a string within, as if touched by the hand of a shadowy spirit, sound the same note; but more strange how the strings of one heart vibrate to those of another; how woe wakens woe: how your grief infects me with sadness; how the shadow of a passing funeral and nodding hearse casts a cloud on the mirth of a marriage-party; how sympathy may be so delicate and acute as to become a pain. Our workhouses, like our hospitals, may be due to Christianity, and standing evidences of that care for the poor which Christianity after the example of its Divine Founder enjoins. And our sympathy with such may be most clearly expressed by the delicacy with which the help is tendered, a matter which many benevolent people are apt to forget, and so mar the good they would otherwise do. It is a law of the kingdom that all His people shall be mutually dependent. The keeping of it is the completeness of duty, the substance of goodness, the secret of happiness, and the best preparation for the ineffable glories and joys of heaven.(A. You tell me, for instance, of unfortunate captives who have fallen into the hands of cruel taskmasters. Think of the animating motive, "and so fulfil," etc. Pity to others is kindness to ourselves.III. Be willing and ready to hold out a helping hand. Be willing and ready to hold out a helping hand. "How shall we try it?" The relief of poverty for instance, the guarantee, that is, of the conditions of life in its lowest form, was long the work of the religious orders. TO BEAR ONE ANOTHER'S BURDENS IS TO FULFIL THE LAW OF CHRIST.1. The nature of His Kingdom is, in proportion as its principles prevail, to bring all evils to an end, and poverty undoubtedly tends to produce and perpetuate evil; e.g., it prevents the acquisition of knowledge, makes decency very difficult, quenches nobler strivings, makes life a drudgery. K. Marshall.An old fable tells us that Jupiter, finding that each man thought his lot the hardest, caused all men to be brought together for a mutual exchange of burdens. We are to contribute to their strength and to their courage. Toss that pack into my waggon; I am going your way." And what mother in the world would have the heart to reprove such a child for a similar mishap? I attended the women's prayer-meeting, and I went home that night scarcely tired at all; and oh, how often the words of that woman came to me, 'If you love me, lean hard — lean hard.' For whatever a person sows he will also reap," What does Galatians 6:7 mean? O Christians 1 what would be your benevolence, if you felt that they were your own members which you were invited to succour? But we can do much to help it by the spirit in which we strive to understand and reach human need. "(1)Love of the brotherhood,(2)neighbours,(3)enemies.(W. But each in his degree, if he have come face to face with human wretchedness, has learned the meaning of this Christian experience. H. Spurgeon.There is a gateway at the entrance of a narrow passage in London, over which is written, "No burdens allowed to pass through." It is not hard for a really refined man to be refined. It is, generally, such a course of conduct towards our fellow-men, as shall enable them more easily to carry and manage their infirmities and troubles. There is animal hatred, and there is Divine hatred. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul has been encouraging Christians to live a life marked by the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:19–25), and to support each other in the struggles of life (Galatians 6:1–5). We make up our minds to treat babes tenderly, because they are babes. To watch to see what is awkward in others; to search out the infirmities of men; to go out like a street-sweeper, or a universal scavenger, to collect the faults and failings of people; to carry these things about as if they were cherries or flowers; to throw them out of your bag or pouch, and make them an evening repast, or a noonday meal, or the amusement of a social hour, enlivened by unfeeling criticism, heartless jests, and cutting sarcasms; to take a man up as you would a chicken, and gnaw his flesh from his very bones, and then lay him down, saying with fiendish exultation, "There is his skeleton," — this is devilish!Concluding remarks:1. "For every man shall bear his own burden." She thanked me so much, was so greatly pleased, that I mean to keep on doing it for her." To most of us, in the great trials of life, sympathy comes freely enough; but for the small aches and hurts, the daily smarts and bruises, how many a heart hungers in vain for the meagrest dole! "Oh!" By assistance bear their wants (vers. We are told that one day, in a fit of insanity, his sister killed a member of their family. 3). )The blessedness of sympathy and the vice of selfishnessA. It is my own captivity which you have described; it is the clanking of my own chains which you have made me hear; and I must struggle for their emancipation, that my limbs may be free, and that I may breathe the fresh air of heaven. He hates evil most who hates it so that he will annihilate it. A fifth boy said: "I saw my mother was very tired one day. 3. Hastings. 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