Bad Blood - Part 4


How long does it depend on me?

When does my continual extension of assistance become irresponsible.

Foolish people continually behave in ways that hurt themselves or others.

Dear brothers and sisters, if another believe is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself.  Galatians 6:1 NLT

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.  Galatians 6:2 NIV

We are responsible to help carry any burden that has become too big.

If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.   Galatians 6:3 NLT

Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.   Galatians 6:4 NLT

I should not ask you to help me carry something I myself am not carrying.

For each one should carry their own load.  Galatians 6:5 NIV

We are responsible to help carry each other's burdens and we are responsible for carrying our own load.

When we feel responsible for carrying one another's load, we rob them of experiencing the outcomes of their decisions.

Unconditional love necessitates conditional assistance.

*Set a boundary.

*Be accountable to someone.

You will never passively find what you are not actively pursuing.

May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.   Romans 15:5-6 NLT