Devotional Thought for Today – 10/19/2020

1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 Pg 1048 In Church Bibles. - ppt video online download

In context of course Paul is speaking about comforting one another (like-minded believers) about the return of Christ 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18.

Yet is it not the “Christian” duty to comfort one another whenever possible? Not just here as Paul describes  Christ’s return but in all things.  Here are some of my favorite verses on the subject:

Romans 15:5 – Working to build up our neighbors

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Building each other up through comfort and encouragement

Hebrews 10:23-25 – Encouraging one another to to love and to do good deeds

We all have busy lives, often too busy for those around us, but make an effort to see those in need, say a kind word and share the Love of Christ today. 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Yesterday on our Faith Builders Ministry site I posted on Proverbs 15:1 and today’s verse seems a natural follow on.

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do (KJV)

Paul points two things out that should be obvious to everyone; the primary duties of every true Christian include comforting, encouraging and building each other up. He even commends the church at Thessalonica for doing just that.

What may not be so obvious in today’s day and age is the fact that this can not be accomplished in isolation; note Paul says: “comfort yourselves together”. Also as we noted yesterday this can only be done by those using soft, gentle and thoughtful words.