Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Courage In"

I love that word "encourage" – when you do it, you literally put  "courage in" to that person. Someone who may be more battered than you  know, closer to going down or giving up than you could imagine. You never know when your encouragement might literally be the difference in  that person's life. When you're bruised and hurting, it's that person in your corner who can get you back in the ring for another round. 

[Ron Hutchcraft]

1 Thessalonians 5:10-11 ... Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 ... Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

Ephesians 4:29 ... Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Romans 14:19 … Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.