Monday, August 8, 2011

We Need Each Other-8/8/2011

"But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin." Heb 3:13

Beloved, we need each other. Each and every one of us knows what is like to go through this life and have trials, tribulation, troubles and turmoil. Though not the whole of life, it is an inescapable part. All of scripture prioritizes love of God first and immediately thereafter, love of one another. Even the 10 commandments can be broken down into these two critical categories.

God gave us each other in order to help one another. There are times that one may feel mighty in the Lord and therefore then be able to strengthen another. By the same token, that same mighty soldier may suffer a lapse that requires the encouragement of someone who is feeling strong on that day. If we are not there for each other, we could easily find ourselves taking our eyes off of God and the solutions (or patience)He designs and seek our own remedies. Not only is this a recipe for failure, but it displays a lack of faith in our Maker and constitutes sin.

Let us seek opportunities to encourage another. There is always something good, positive and uplifting that can be shared. One never knows when the right word will be spoken at the right time that will make all the difference in someone else's life. Certainly, that person in need could be you.

Loving Like Jesus,

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