1Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. 2Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, 5for each one should carry his own load. 6Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.
7Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature[a]will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
I am just curious and I am not stating a position by these questions following:
In what way have we fulfilled the Law of Christ by supporting a war against a nation with some of the oldest churches in the world (see v.2,10)? Do we focus so much on Israel that we forget about our Christian brothers and sisters in Iraq?
In what way are we loving those fellow believers in countries affected by global warming by neglecting to make any changes to our daily living?
Are we carrying the burdens of the Christian community worldwide?
OR is this passage just in the context of the local church and thus doesn’t speak to these questions?