To encourage means to in-courage, that is, to instill fresh courage into someone who is faltering. God calls us to be spiritual encouragers to those who are spiritually fading. We’re to build up those facing great challenges. Throughout Scripture, we see this in action.
Life is hard, and living for Christ has its own challenges. Our Christian labor is often wearying. One of Satan’s greatest weapons is discouragement, and we need to learn to draw from the encouragement of the Scriptures. But we also need to encourage one another. Your pastor, your church leaders, your teachers, your husband or wife, your children need someone to strengthen their hand, to instill them with fresh courage.
Who can you encourage today?