2019 – WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
A burden in life is not just the weight of responsibility in our lives that has become too heavy.
Burdens also come when we violate God’s laws and need forgiveness and cleansing.
Burdens come the same way.
Yielding to temptation.
Trespassing against the word of God.
Declaring there is no issue.
For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
The Pharisees sat in the seat of Moses – the Law giver – and bound the burdens of failure upon people – instead of helping them find freedom.
THE LAW BRINGS BURDENS
GRACE BRINGS FREEDOM
We must commit to fulfilling the Law of Christ – which is to restore people to wholeness with a spirit of meekness and gentleness.
To lay harsh penalties from the Law – is not the Law of Christ.
BURDEN BEARING IS A JOURNEY
We are to gently walk people through their time of trespass.
Helping to carry their burden until freedom comes.
BURDENS CONTINUE WHEN RESTORATION IS REFUSED
When a person is overtaken in an issue – we must gently assist them in finding Christ’s freedom.
If they will not acknowledge their trespass issue – then they continue to carry the burden of it.
BURDENS CAUSE YOU TO STAGGER AND STRUGGLE
Best way to be free is to seek counsel and confession.
If we confess our burdens then He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
FREEDOM IS YOUR HAPPY PLACE
BURDENS ARE YOUR HEAVY PLACE