The Bible tells us a lot about the love of our brothers in Christ Jesus, about loving our neighbor as ourselves, about coping with them with all patience and love, and this is not something negotiable, it is something that we should practice in everyday life, because through this we show that we are truly saved people and that we do not pretend to be better than others.
The first thing we should know is that Christ bore us even though we deserved hell, He did not look at our defects, which are many, but He looked at us with eyes of tenderness to save us. In the same way we must manifest that love for our neighbor.
There are believers who do not raise their brother when they see them fall, but they begin to judge them and treat them with indifference, but that should not be the attitude, since if the righteous fall God raises them, then, who are we to judge that creature that God raises with love? Of course, we are talking about people who know how to recognize when they make a mistake and humble themselves before God.
The apostle Paul wrote:
Bear each other’s burdens
I want to stress the words from our author’s today’s article, which make us think about the disposition to judge and (what is worse) to condemn our brother for his faults or mistakes.
“None of us is out to commit any mistake or sin, we are human and the evil dwells in us, therefore, we do not try to appear stronger than the whole world, we show humility in our lives and let us do not deceive ourselves pretending to be more than we really are.”
Our Lord Jesus Christ had compassion for people, and he did not mind eat with those considered “sinful people” by others that regarded themselves as just people.
That is not a subject to be neglected, nor should we disregard its possible consequences: the children of God are called to have love for others, even at the time when someone has fallen into some sin or fault. We must try to help them repent, but doing everything honestly, according to God’s Word.
“Let all things be done decently and in order.”
(1 Corinthians 14:40)
The apostle Paul teaches us, with wisdom of God, as follows:
“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”
May all of us, believers in God, follow the steps of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, who had mercy on sinners, as we are. Oh, that we may learn to bear each other’s burdens to obey Him! Amen.