RESPONSIBILITY IN AN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
GALATIANS 6: 1 - 5
JESUS CHRIST said to a religious leader of His day, "Woe to
you...For you load men with burdens hard to bear and you
yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers"
These persons were so lacking in compassion and understanding
that they created burdens for others. Some have such compassion
and understanding that they delight to help others carry their
burdens. Which are you? A burden maker or a burden taker!
Husbands or wives are you creating or carrying your mate's
Parent are you creating or carrying your child's burdens?
Children are you creating or carrying your parent's burdens?
My brother or sister in Christ are you creating or carrying
a fellow believer's burden?
The Christian community received a double-barrel challenge
regarding burdens in Galatians 6: 2 & 5. Upon first reading the
Authorized King James Version, these verses seem to be in direct
contradiction with one another. This is not a conflict in
Scripture nor is there any conflict in Scripture at any point.
Galatians 6: 2 reads, "Bear one another's burdens..."
Galatians 6:5 reads, "Each one shall bear his own burdens."
Two different Greek words were used; both of which can be
translated "burdens." In verse two the Greek word is BARON,
meaning a physically, spiritually, or emotionally heavy burden.
It is principally used of sorrow or grief caused by
circumstances. It is that which makes an overwhelming demand on
one's resources spiritually, emotionally, psychologically, or
In verse fiv ...
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