Anyone Intolerant of Others’ Struggles, is Unaware of their Own Imperfections

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Happy Monday Saints.

Galatians 6:3 “IF ANYONE THINKS THEY ARE SOMETHING WHEN THEY ARE NOT, THEY DECEIVE THEMSELVES.”

The Apostle Paul is addressing those that he mentioned in Galatians 6:1 – those who LIVE BY THE SPIRIT.

The spiritually mature Christian who helps to “RESTORE” other believers and support them with their heavy BURDENS must be careful of thinking too highly of themselves.

He’s warning against those who are strong, thinking and acting as though they are superior to those who are caught in sin. He’s warning against having a self-righteous attitude and looking down on others.

When someone we know is caught in a sin, we have to guard against becoming prideful. The Lord HATES pride so much that He RESISTS anyone who thinks too highly of themselves.

Anyone who is intolerant of others’ struggles, is unaware of their own imperfections and shortcomings. And so, THEY DECEIVE THEMSELVES into thinking that THEY ARE SOMETHING.

The more puffed up with pride we become and the more highly we esteem ourselves – the more useless we become to God and others.

Another form of pride is when some Christians think they are too superior to help others. So, rather than helping others overcome sin, they judge and condemn them instead. They pridefully isolate themselves in their own self-righteous bubble and gloat in their own vain-glorious achievements.

The key to remaining humble is to remember that ALL OF US, without God, are NOTHING! Even if we are given the privilege of restoring another believer, it’s God who allows us to join Him in HIS RESTORATIVE WORK.

Stay humble, and have a great week. God bless, and lots’a love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff