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Bearing One Another And Bearing With One Another

Bearing With One Another Study Verse of the Day Meditations - A Focus on Bearing One Another and Bearing With One Another


Throughout the bible and since the creation of civilization, one of the major themes that weave through life is that of both bearing one another, as well as bearing with one another.


While both bearing with one another and bearing one another are part of life, they are two sides of the same coin of relationships. In general, bearing with one another has to do with having patience and forbearance, whereas bearing one another has to do with helping and holding up one another. The common denominator is that each side of the coin is a demonstration of love.


During this time in history, bearing with one another and bearing one another is really needed. As Believers, we are to love God with all of our heart, soul and strength and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.


That being the case, before we can bear with one another and bear one another, we first have to love God and we have to love ourselves. The prime example of someone who was able to bear with one another and bear one another was Jesus the Christ.


However, Jesus wasn’t just the perfect example and teacher, in conjunction with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, He gave us the power and made it possible to “bear” without the pressure of guilt or fear of condemnation and He asked the Holy Spirit to live in us to also teach us and empower us.


Before moving on, let’s just get a definition of “bearing”. Bearing is to hold up, lift up, take up, endure, tolerate, put up with [patiently], having patience.


So, our job is to make sure that we don’t hold up, lift up or take things that are false against ourselves or others (Thou shalt not bear false witness). But, we are to hold up, lift up, be patient with and put up with one another, especially if we or they are going through challenging times. In other words, we are to love one another (Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself).

Bible Study/Verse of the Day Meditation Verses:

  • Hebrews 9: 28 - So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
  • Romans 15:1 - We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
  • Galatians 6:2 - Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ Ephesians
  • Ephesians 6: 9 - With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering forbearing one another in love
  • Colosians 3: 13 - Forbearing one another and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any, even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye

Bible Study & Meditation Questions:

Do you find it hard to have patience with others?

  • All of the time?
  • A lot of the time?
  • Most of the time?
  • Some of the time?
  • None of the time?

Do you find it hard to lift up others?

  • All of the time?
  • A lot of the time?
  • Most of the time?
  • Some of the time?
  • None of the time?

Why is it sometimes difficult to be patient with one another and/or lift up one another?


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What are some things that you can do to bear with one another and/or bear up one another?


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Dealing With Anxiety

As people, anxiety is a natural part of our human make up. In a fallen world, God understands that we experience anxiety and, as members of God’s family, citizens of God’s kingdom and God’s image bearers on earth.


The definition of anxiety is, “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.”


Some common words for anxiety are worry, concern, fear, nervousness and foreboding. In the upcoming study, we look at anxiety in both the Old and New Testament, showing 1). How God handles people who are going through anxiety, 2). How people in the bible dealt with anxiety and 3). How we are able to handle anxiety.


As you read over the daily meditation passages and meditate on God’s word regarding our Focus on Anxiety, a few things to watch out for the connection between: Anxiety and Faith with Works Anxiety and Mental & Physical Rest Anxiety and Helping Others Anxiety and Decision Making Anxiety and Physical Actions

  • Anxiety and Faith with Works
  • Anxiety and Mental & Physical Rest
  • Anxiety and Helping Others
  • Anxiety and Decision Making
  • Anxiety and Physical Actions

Bible Study/Verse of the Day Meditation Verses:

  • Philippians 4:6-7 KJV 6 Be careful [anxious] for nothing; but in every thing by prayer [positioning in a place of rest] and supplication [requesting, submitting a request] with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep [guards, protects from attack] your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
  • Numbers 13:1-31 [27,28,30,33] And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it... Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there… 30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it... And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
  • Colossians 2: 10-17 [15-17] And having spoiled [ruthlessly plundered, throw off] principalities and powers [both spiritual and humans in authority and with power over], He [Jesus] made a shew [open display, an exhibit] of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
  • Romans 8:11-17 [15-16] For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear [anxiety, worry]; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
  • Ecclesiastes 4: 8-12 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Bible Study & Meditation Questions:

On an average day, week or month, do you find yourself feeling anxious?

  • All of the time?
  • A lot of the time?
  • Most of the time?
  • Some of the time?
  • None of the time?

Why does Satan,the world system and our own human nature try to keep us anxious?


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What are some ways that you use to overcome anxiety?


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