Weekly Devotional

ENCOURAGEMENT

“Encourage each other and build each other up.” I Thessalonians 5:11

The definition of encouragement is the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope. Paul instructs us in Romans 12:8, “If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.” As Christians we should all be encouragers.

In our world today the theme seems to be, “it’s all about me” but as followers of Christ our theme should be, “it’s not about me but others.” Today as you turn on the TV or read the newspaper or get on the internet you hear or read about this person saying unkind things about that person. This is definitely not what I Thessalonians 5:11 tells us to do, “Encourage each other and build each other up.” The wisest man on earth, Solomon, tells us in Proverbs 12:25, “An encouraging word cheers a person up.”

You may not be able to do a lot of things but you can always be an encourager. Today is a great day to start being the encourager that God has intended for you to be.