Gal6.4 But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5 For each will have to bear his own load.
This verse speaks a strong statement. Verse (5) tells how each will bear his own load (responsibility and moral consequence). Christ grants us salvation when we surrender, but we will still have to deal with our previous actions that came before salvation and the forgiveness of our sins. Forgiveness is supernatural of God; consequences are of ourselves. Now that we are strengthened by the Holy Spirit, our future actions will have positive consequence and our past actions will take their account of our life as each has done to both ourselves and others.
For ourselves: Our bodies will take time to heal, our minds will take time to adjust to God’s saving grace and mercy, and our spirit will strengthen both our mind and our bodies as we draw near to God through His word.
For others: It will take time for others to see our changed heart. There will have to be forgiveness by us to those that affected our life, and there will have to be from us an apology to those that we hurt. Prayer is the best tool and it will take time, but this is also a chance for the witness of our new life in Christ to reach others. When they see the change in us, we will have an opportunity to witness the love, grace and mercy of Christ to those that ask.
Published on Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 4:09 AM CDT