My Daily Bread – Kind.Words.Heal. A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of GOD, that He may exalt you in due time. Encouragers pick others up when troubles weigh them down. Encourage one another and build each other up.
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
1 Peter 5:6 KJV
Encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
The apostle Paul, who we think of as strong and courageous, also needed to be “picked up.” In Romans 16 he lists a number of people who did just that for him. They served alongside him, encouraged him, met his needs, and prayed for him. He mentions Phoebe; Priscilla and Aquila, who were co-workers; Rufus’s mother, who had been like a mother to him as well; Gaius, who showed him hospitality; and many more.
We all need friends who pick us up, and we all know of others who need our encouragement. As JESUS helps and carries us, let us help one another.
LORD, in Your wisdom You established Your church as a place for us to LOVE and care for each other. Help me to extend the grace I’ve received to others.