If there is a figure in Scripture we can understand it is Job. He said in Job 14:1 that for mankind, we have few days and they are full of trouble. We can understand all Job wanted was to understand why he went through what he did. But as he struggled to understand, some "friends" came along to encourage him - and by encourage I actually mean yell at him and tell him he is a rotten sinner who needs to repent.
Job's friends needed to listen to this week's message before visiting him. We all need to be reminded that a key purpose of the church is to bear one another's burdens. This week, we will look at the first part of the last chapter in Galatians and see how bearing one another's burdens is a fulfillment of the Gospel.