“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:27)
“And He was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23)
NOTICE This: Why does Galatians 6:2 directly “seem” to contradict Galatians 6:5?
Galatians 6:2 KJV Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:5 KJV For every man shall bear his own burden.
The word translated “burden” in both verses is a different Greek word and should have been translated differently.
In 6:2 the word translated burden, Strong’s # G922, indicates an OVERLOAD where the person is “going down” under the burden:
G922 = baros pronounced bar’-os
Probably from the same as G939 (through the notion of going down; compare G899); weight; in the New Testament only, figuratively a load, abundance, authority: – burden (-some), weight.
Total KJV occurrences: 6
In 6:5 the word translated burden is Strong’s # 5413, which is each of our responsibilities and obligations as Christians:
G5413 = phortion pronounced for-tee’-on
Diminutive of G5414; an invoice (as part of freight), that is, (figuratively) a task or service: – burden.
Total KJV occurrences: 5
“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, … he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:26).