by Dr. J. Vernon McGee

What Do You Do With Your Burdens?
Dr. J. Vernon McGee


What Do You Do With Your Burdens? 3
What Do You Do With Your Fears? 11
What Do You Do With Your Past? 18
What Do You Do With Your Future? 25

What Do You Do With Your Burdens?

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)

For every man shall bear his own burden. (Galatians 6:5)

Most little towns of a bygone day had a character known as the town atheist, a freethinker, generally a ne'er-do-well. The little town in which I lived as a boy lacked many things. It didn't have streetlights. In fact, we didn't have electric lights in our home, and I can remember using a kerosene lamp to study by in those days. Our little town didn't have sidewalks, it didn't have paved streets. It didn't have running water - except what you ran out to the well to get; and it didn't have inside plumbing. There were many things our little town lacked, but we did have a town atheist. He called himself a socialist. Each Sunday morning, weather permitting, he was down at the street corner on the town square, speaking. These fellows are generally loquacious, and this fellow was especially so. Usually he had about a dozen listeners who were also loafers. On my way to Sunday school - I killed as much time as possible - I always stopped to listen to him. The thing that impressed me about this atheist was that his mouth was cut on a bias, and as he chewed tobacco an amazing thing took place. He not only defied the Word of God, he also defied the law of gravitation. You would think, according to the law of gravitation, that the tobacco juice would run out of the lower corner of his mouth. But it didn't. It ran out of the upper corner. I used to stand there as a boy and wonder how he did it.
This man, I remember, always ridiculed the Bible and pointed out supposed contradictions. His favorites were verses 2 and 5 in the sixth chapter of Galatians:

Bear ye one another's ...

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