Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Yesterday we looked at the account of the four men that carried their friend to Jesus. They made their friend’s burden their own and were rewarded for their act of great faith and love.
The Bible teaches us, that we as believers should fulfill the Law of Christ by bearing one another’s burdens. The law of Christ is a law of love. Jesus told His followers, that people would know that they were His disciples by the love that they had for one another. However, in our text verse the Word of God tells us that our love for one another is proved by our actions, not just our words.
1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
True love is demonstrated in what we do, not what we say, think or feel. Just like those four men that carried their friend to Jesus, we too must put action to our words. When another brother or sister is going through difficult times we will say, “I’m praying for you.” or “Let me know if there is something I can do to help you.” Our intentions may be pure, but many times we forget to pray, and the person in need won’t ask for help.
In order to show someone that we truly love them, we need to be proactive. I don’t ask my wife if she would like me to get her some flowers, or another type of gift. I go out and get them and show her I love her without being prompted. Not to say I’ve never bought flowers as a peace offering.
Let’s not just tell one another that we love each other, but let’s find inventive ways to show it. If we want to help someone let’s say, “Tell me how I can be a help.” instead of saying, “Let me know if there is anything I can do.” Or better yet, just do something out of the ordinary to help.
Let’s help carry someone’s load today, show them that we love them, not just tell them so.