4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For each one shall bear his own load. (Galatians 6:4-5)
There are spiritual responsibilities each person has which no one else can carry. Parents have a “load” or burden of responsibility for which they alone answer. The husband and wife each have a “load” they willingly agree to carry in marriage. And, so it goes with every duty of life. We are advised by the Holy Spirit to examine ourselves rather than critically and unjustly judge others. Each of us will answer to the Lord, and so each of us must take our obligations seriously and fulfill them to the best of our ability.