Needed: Encouragement

Rising Joy by Vicki Matheny

Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 2.6

There are some things that are easier to bear by sharing with others. Paul had just mentioned in verse one about the Christian who had been overtaken by a sin. Other spiritual Christians were to go to that person and with a gentle spirit, help him to be restored to Christ. Paul alerted them of the necessity of paying close attention to themselves that they were not tempted also. No one is above temptation. Peter compares the devil to a roaring lion who is on the prowl for its prey, 1 Peter 5.8. If one is not careful, you can fall to temptation and its consequences.

Christians are to help one another. One way this happens is by helping to share the burden of another. Romans 12.15 says to rejoice with those who rejoice , weep with those who weep. It is during trying times that encouragement is welcome. A hug, a note, or a phone call to say that you are praying for that person can be a source of encouragement and strength to continue in the right path.

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