Text: Galatians 6.2
When we “carry each other’s burdens” (Galatians 6.2), we step into each other’s lives in some incredibly challenging situations: job loss, death of a loved one, marital strife, and financial struggles. We move alongside someone and “bear with the failings of the weak” (Romans 15.1) in the same way they do for us when we are in need.
When we’re not quite sure what to do, we can say, “If you need anything, call me.” As Senior Teaching Pastor Jeff Manion writes, “With these truly heartfelt words, I have just offered everything but not yet done anything. I have now handed my friend a blank check, but it is neither dated nor signed” (Satisfied, p.128).
Pastor Manion reminds us “that doing something is often better than promising everything.” Today memorize Galatians 6.2 and use it as motivation to do something rather than promise everything.