“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load. 6 Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.”
Caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit: We are to have humility when we are speaking to people about their struggles. We are not immune to temptation. As we speak in humility and dependency on the Spirit, we can lead people to the ways of the Spirit so that they can find repentance.
Law of Christ: Paul is not speaking of the law of Moses. The law of Christ is love and is manifested in bearing one another’s burdens.
They deceive themselves: Paul is speaking against a pride that results in comparing ourselves to others. The believer’s identity is in Christ and is not the result of our own works.
Carry their own load: We each can depend on Christ in the midst of life’s struggles. In this way, we carry our own load without comparing ourselves to others. This allows us to brag about what Jesus is doing within us without reference to what He is doing in others.