Responsibility: Galatians 6.5

Answering the nudge about a verse on responsibility, here’s my choice. The God’s Word version gets to the point of Galatians 6:5: “Assume your own responsibility.” Similar to it is the NLT: “For we are each responsible for our own conduct.” The ESV and other versions sound more like we’re used to hearing: “For each will have to bear his own load.”

Fewer and fewer in this world are willing to heed this truth. Many even in the church are ready to let others take responsibility, pushing their work off on to preachers, elders, and deacons.

Reminds me of a preacher who directed a youth camp and purposefully broke the rules. Later, he told the board of directors, “I assume responsibility,” but the phrase was more of a scapegoat than a statement of submission. He does his own thing and rules to him are an inconvenience. Including the Lord’s rules.

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