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Sunday Words: Encouragement

Liz LuscombComment

What does the bible say about encouragement?  The bible tells us that we need to encourage others, "sustain the weary one with a word."  I think we've all come across someone who has, I've had a terrible, no good day, written all over their face.  

Or perhaps knowing someone who is giving up everything to start their dream business, or a young person entering their first year of college.  Whatever it is, we are here to remind them that they do not walk alone and never will.  The lord is always with us and we should unload all of our worries onto him.  And as his disciples, we are told over and over and over, to encourage others; strangers or not.

"The act of inspiring others with renewed courage, spirit or hope.  We spur them on, stimulate, affirm them." - Lorain County Free Net Chapel

So the next time you see someone who has had a bad day, make them laugh, give them a compliment or simply wish them a good day!  Positive and uplifting words can do wonders to banish the anxiety that weighs someone down. 

 

I figured I would supply all of you with a few verses that talk about encouraging one another.  I wish I had time to write them all but there are SO MANY!!  That should be a testament to how important it is to Him to always speak words of encouragement.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV 

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 

Hebrews 10:23-25 ESV 

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. 

Galatians 6:2 ESV 

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ESV

And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 

Proverbs 12:25 ESV

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. 

Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV 

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

So let's remember we have important work to do!

John 8:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples..."