Galatians 6:1–10 (ESV)
Bear One Another’s Burdens
6 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if
anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load.
6 Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. 7 Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh
reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and
especially to those who are of the household of faith.
We all know that the scripture above is wrong. If we catch anyone in a transgression, we are to go and tell everyone. Word will eventually
get back to the errant person and you will feel a lot better by telling everyone else. This is the way of the world! Wait! If the Bible is the inspired Word of God, then today’s reading must be true. Then I guess we are not to
make ourselves feel better by telling everyone else. I guess that this fits the verse that says to put others before yourself. I guess the Eighth Commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor” is still valid today.
We are to restore the errant person without announcing it to the world, or at least to the church. We are to love our neighbors as our self. We are to do good to everyone, and expecially to those who are of the household of faith.
I pray: O Lord, help us all to take matters to you instead of shouting them out from the roof top. Help us to love our neighbors as we love our selves. Help me to build up people instead of tearing them