Shouldn’t I do the Same?
Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.
The Law of Christ is humility. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges he took the humble position of a slave (Philippians 2:5-7). Jesus did not insist on being treated like a king, and he, in fact, is the King of Kings.
How often do we insist on certain entitlements, and we aren’t even the king of anything? Down time, “me” time, free time... how do we share the burden’s of others when we don’t feel like we should be bothered with it in the first place? How do we help others when we don’t feel like it’s our job to make time for that either?
The answer is so eloquently stated in Galatians... You are not that important. Jesus, the One who actually is really important, put others above himself; shouldn’t I, not actually important at all in the fact that I’ve never created something from nothing or saved mankind from sin and death, shouldn’t I do the same?
Side note: I don’t need to trek across the world seeking out burdens to share and people to help. Well, I can, but it’s important for Believers to remember that they can obey the Law of Christ in our very own homes!
Thank you for my family. Help me not be so busy and distracted that I overlook a need. Help me not make my schedule more important than a need. I love you so much, and I do want to have the same attitude as your Son, Jesus, in whose name I pray. Amen.