But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
Note 6 at Ga 6:4: If we are to help bear others' burdens, we must lay aside conceit (see note 5 at Ga 6:3). Intolerance toward those who have sinned is an indication of our own vulnerability. Here, Paul gave the remedy for conceit. A realistic look at our own weaknesses will make us better prepared to help others. This is the same message as that of Mt 7:3-5, which says, "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."