Bear the other person’s burdens! (Gal. 6:2)

“Bear one another’s burdens!

In this way,

You will fulfill

The law of Christ.”

Ἀλλήλων τὰ βάρη βαστάζετε, καὶ οὕτως ἀναπληρώσετε τὸν νόμον τοῦ Χριστοῦ.  

Paul said, “Bear one another’s burdens (Ἀλλήλων τὰ βάρη βαστάζετε)!  In this way (καὶ οὕτως), you will fulfill (ἀναπληρώσετε) the law of Christ (τὸν νόμον τοῦ Χριστοῦ).”  Paul told the Corinthians to bear each other’s burdens.  They should not be indifferent to the problems of their Christian neighbors.  If they loved their neighbors with their problems, they were fulfilling the law of Christ.  Was this a reference to a specific set of rules or to the general life of Christ?  More probably, this refers to the spiritual life of Christ as summarized in the commandments.  Do you put up with the problems of other people?

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