1 Thessalonians 5:11-Therefore encourage and comfort one another and build up one another, just as you are doing.
Encourage=parakaleó in the greek and is defined as comfort, encourage, console. To encourage and strengthen by consolation.
If there ever was a time that we as the body of Christ need to encourage, comfort and uplift one another, the time is now for the days are evil and the time is perilous in which we live.
Because encouragement is so important to the church, God commands that we do it.
Jesus reminds us why encouragement is needed and why we should encourage one another. Let's listen to John 16:33-“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.”
To encourage our brothers and sisters is not complimenting them on their looks, hair or clothing, etc, but encouraging one another in the Word of God. That is where true peace and comfort in a chaotic and confused world is found. It is in the Word of God that the people of God can be uplifted, encouraged and comforted.
People of God, who is it that God is calling you to encourage on today? Which brother or sister of yours stands in need of encouragement from us on today? Will you do it? God commands us to!
Who is it that the Lord has commanded you encourage on today people of God?
Hebrews 10:24-25 and let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds, 25 not forsaking our meeting together [as believers for worship and instruction], as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more [faithfully] as you see the day [of Christ’s return] approaching.
People of God, encourage one another for this is what the Lord our God commands of us on THIS day and everyday concerning one another.
As we encourage one another through God's Word, the Lord our God will in turn encourage us as we do it. It is a two way process.
People of God, reach out to your brothers and sisters on today with a Word of encouragement from the Word of God for when we do, we ourselves would be strengthen.
PEOPLE OF GOD, ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER!!!