Encouraging Each Other

Posted 11/19/2006 12:53:42 AM

What's the difference between this and loving one another?

To inspire with hope, courage, or confidence; hearten. (from American Heritage Dictionary)

The bottom line is that we care enough about each other to do something about it.

We should depend on God for our hope - and that is most certainly true. However, on the flip side, God uses the us foolish, weak people to encourage those of His children that need it.

And the encouragement we can give is simply that we remind one another of our God and His all-so-encouraging character!

We're told over, and over, and over again to love one another, exhort one another, encourage!

Other than the great, overriding theme of the Christ throughout the Scripture, the greatest purpose for the Word of God is to guide us through our lives. Hebrews 3:12-13 reminds us to take care of each others' hearts, in warning in quoting Ps 95's record of God's reason for giving us all the details of the journey of his stubborn people - as we all are when it comes to being selfishly discontent.

"Opportunites for Encouragement"

What Bible passages can you provide to bring hope, courage, or confidence to somebody?

  1. Look at what God will do!
  2. Look at who God is!
  3. Who is on our side? Ps 118:6
    The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?

How to get there?

All verses in this article