Daily Devotional for Wednesday October 18, 2017

Scripture:

Galatians 6:2 (NASB) Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

Observation:

Over… under… repeat; over… under… repeat. No, I wasn't exercising, but was working on an old chair. Just one cane couldn't support the weight of someone sitting in the chair, but all the canes, working together, woven together as one, could support the weight of someone. Today's verse speaks of bearing one another's burdens and fulfilling the law of Christ. Each of us will struggle with burdens. There will be things that we try to carry around alone, but there are those living today's verse. Those individuals who care for the burdens of others. If you are one who carries the burdens of others, remember that like the cane on the chair, it's easier when there are more involved. So, don't be afraid to reach out and ask for some help. If you're struggling to carry your own burdens, reach out and ask for help! It is then, working together, that we fulfill the law of Christ. What's the law of Christ? It is simply loving God with all that we have and loving others as Christ has loved us. He carried our burdens to the cross, maybe we can help carry other's burdens like He did ours.  

Application:

• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

• Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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