Summary: We are all called to be an encourager!
Hebrews 10:25-not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. (New King James Version)
Hebrews 10:25-And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near (New Living Translation)
Hebrews 10:25-You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the day coming (New Century Version)
Hebrews 3:13-but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. (New King James Version)
Hebrews 3:13-But encourage each other every day while it is "today." Help each other so none of you will become hardened because sin has tricked you. (New Century Version)
Hebrews 3:13-You must warn each other every day, as long as it is called "today," so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. (New Living Translation)
1 Thess. 5:9-11-For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. (New King James Version)
1 Thess. 5:9-11-For God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. He died for us so that we can live with him forever, whether we are dead or alive at the time of his return. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. (New Living Translation)
1 Thess. 5:9-11- God did not choose us to suffer his anger but to have salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 Jesus died for us so that we can live together with him, whether we are alive or dead when he comes. 11 So encourage each other and give each other strength, just as you are doing now (New Century Version)
Proverbs 25:11-A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver. (New King James Version)
Proverbs 25:11-The right word spoken at the right time is as beautiful as gold apples in a silver bowl. (New Century Version)
For every one person in your life that encourages you, there are three people in your life who discourages you!
A lot of times thru our life we hear discouraging voices and they say things like this:
You can’t do that.
You’re no good.
Can’t you do anything right?
You’ll never amount to anything.
You’ll never change. Why bother?
What’s wrong with you?”
We might hear these things in people’s voices, we might see it etched on their faces or in their actions, and if we’re not careful we might begin to believe them about ourselves.
And you may have heard such things from your family, from your friends, from a teacher, from someone you respected, someone you work for, or from the world in general – but we should not hear them coming from God’s people!