The Christian has truly been blessed. Each of us has been blessed to bear certain things as Christians. Oddly enough, we may not view them as blessings, but they are exactly that. There’s no other way that you can explain God choosing to use us to strengthen and support our brothers and sisters, even so-called ‘outsiders,” the way that He does with His power.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2 (ESV)
God calls on us to bear the burdens of our fellow believers. By doing so, the Word says that we fulfill the law of Christ. We manifest love when we bear the burdens of others.
Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. – Luke 14:27 (ESV)
The Lord wants us to bear our cross. He calls us to discipleship. He says that we cannot be His disciples if we do not bear our cross. Taking up your cross daily is part of being on the Lord’s team.
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. – John 15:8 (ESV)
The Lord wants us as his disciples, but he also wants us pleasing the Father. He desires that we do a good work in His name and to the glory of the Father in heaven. The works that we do should bear fruit. Our fruit will stand as proof of our connection to the Lord.
People will not question much about what we do when it is done in a manner that bears burdens, bears fruit and causes us to bear our own cross. When there is something that seems misleading to our actions, even our good deeds, people begin to question such acts as well as our connection with the Master as His followers.