“Self-Examination & Burden Bearing”

Galatians 5:26 & 6:1-6

Galatians 5:26

26 Let us not become those with vain glory, challenging one another, envying one another. 


Galatians 6:1-6

1 Brothers, even if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, each of you looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.

2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 

4 But each one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard to another.

5 For each one will bear his own load. 

6 And the one who is instructed in the word is to share in all good things with the one who instructs him.


Scripture Referenced:

Galatians 5:14

John 13:34


Religion: “The outward act or form by which men indicate recognition of a god or gods to whom obedience and honor are due.” 



“Christian spirituality is based on a relationship with a personal God who has spoken an eternal word.  The spiritual life is not, therefore, something that one defines for oneself.  Rather, it is a life defined by the existence and character of the one true God.”  (Dr. Philip Graham Ryken)


"Everything that we have comes from God, and if we are anything at all, it is only because we are created and redeemed in Christ."  (Dr. Philip Graham Ryken)


“If there is a reason for a believer’s boasting, or rejoicing, in regard to himself, that is, in regard to what God has done through him, it is on the basis of his faithfulness and obedience, not on the basis of what he may have accomplished in regard to, or compared to, another.  If he is truly more faithful and useful than some of his fellow believers, that is God’s doing, not his own.”  (Dr. John MacArthur)


“On that day you cannot carry my pack and I cannot carry yours.  Each man will have to bear his own load.”  (John R. W. Stott)