March 2013, Vol. 32, No. 3

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God Encourages

posted on June 7, 2019

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2 CORINTHIANS 7:6 “But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus.” God usually works through people. The encouragement and love you receive through others, actually has its source in God. So as we show love and offer encouragement, we can be God’s mouth and hands extended to those around us.

2 TIMOTHY 4:2 “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.” As you can see from this Scripture, one of the main purposes of the Word is to encourage us. We encourage others when we speak the word of God to them. It is a wonderful blessing and gift when we share Gods word.

HEBREWS 10:25 “not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” A main purpose of Christian believers meeting together is for encouragement. We are to encourage one another. Scripture tells us that Jesus does not give up on people just because they are weak.

MATTHEW 12:20 NASB “A battered reed He will not break off, and a smoldering wick He will not put out, until He leads justice to victory.” Many are weak and need our input to give them strength to continue. Many more would overcome in life if they had more encouragement. Jesus desires to help people. If you are a member of His Body on earth, His plan is to work through you today.

Don Readhimer
West Side church of Christ
Muskogee, OK

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