Serving an international
Vol. 10 No. 3 March 2008
“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and
so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2).
The camel is an interesting creature. Its name comes from the Hebrew word, Gamel, which means, “carries a burden.” Camels can carry loads equal to their own weight for short distances. The average camel weighs about 1200 pounds. Therefore, you can understand that a camel can carry a very large burden.
Camels have been used for a very long time in the Bible lands. In fact, they have been used for over 4,000 years to transport goods through the deserts. They are able to travel long distances in very dry environments. They are able to carry large loads while traveling.
Sometimes our brothers and sisters in Christ have very difficult loads to carry. These are not loads of physical things. These are mental, emotional and spiritual loads. These are the difficult trials of life. It is our responsibility to help them with these loads.
The Bible sometimes depicts this world as a wasteland or desert. As a good spiritual camel, we will help each other carry these difficult and heavy loads through the desert. We will help each other make it to the good land, Heaven. We will not be too concerned about how long the journey will be. We will be willing to help transport the load.
Study your Bible. Learn how to be a strong spiritual camel, and if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.
God says these false prophets are like the foxes. The foxes at that time tended to live in ruins. They would find rundown buildings that were not being used.
These false prophets were not concerned for the welfare of the people. They only spoke what they would get paid to say. Therefore, they spoke only the things the people wanted to hear.
The people would not have listened to these false prophets if their faith were strong. However, their faith was weak and broken down. This allowed the false prophets to move in just as the fox moved into rundown buildings.
Do not allow foxes to move into your faith. Study your Bible. Obey God, and if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.