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Burden Carriers

We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. - Romans 15:1

How many times do we complain (even if it is in our own minds) at work, at home, at school or anywhere else that "so-and-so" isn't pulling their weight? How many times have you said "That's his or her job, not mine."?  I bet we all "complain" more often than we care to admit.

Do you remember when Jesus said that to whom much was given,  much was required?  That applies to each one of us and sometimes that requirement is that we sacrifice some of our time to help someone else who is less gifted than us.  I can't count how many times as a manager in the corporate world I have tried to explain this concept to my subordinates. 

Okay, so now we understand that God wants us to carry the weak, so to speak, should we do our good deeds begrudgingly?  As Paul likes to say, God forbid.  We need to cheerfully give (God likes that) of our time, talents, and treasures and put all complaining aside.

1 Peter 4:9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

Don't you just love it when God smacks you over the head with His word?  I was reminded of the verse 1 Peter 4:9 about a month ago.  I don't even remember how God brought it up, but I needed the reminder.  God is good.  So, is God telling you anything today?