Tote Your Own Load

“For every man shall bear his own burden.” Gal. 6:5

So says the Word. You must “tote” your load.

But what is your load? Not your petty little vexations and grievances. You are to roll that burden on the Lord (Ps. 55:22). We invent crosses of our own and think we are carrying the cross of Christ.

His cross for us is our identification with him in death to self. It is the crucifying of self, the mortifying of the old man, and all the sufferings that come on us for his sake. And there is the burden of his concern for a lost world.

Besides, there is the other fellow’s burden. “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2). The shiny rails are not on the sidetrack where only once in a while a burden comes along but rather on the main line where the burdens continually are borne.

But, after all, his burden is light because his yoke is easy (Matt. 11:30). He came, not to add one more burden, but to give us a life that is wings and not weights. Your part is to reckon self dead that Christ may truly live.

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