Encourage one another

The word for the day taken from “The Verse of the Day” in Biblegateway.com is “Encourage.”

Once again, I begin my day by looking at today’s  Verse of the Day for May 23, 2022, according to Biblegateway.com:

Romans 15:2 (New Living Translation)

 We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.

The Amplified Bible, Classic Edition puts it this way:

Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbor for his good and for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually].

The Verse of the Day also brought to mind I Thessalonians 5:11 as rendered in the identical versions:

New Living Translation:

So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition:

Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.

These verses inspired me to write words of encouragement, expressed in this original poem:

  Encourage One Another

So encourage each other and build each other up,
just as you are already doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)
.

Don’t stop now—keep on pursuing

Keep seeking His face

Don’t get weary in well-doing

You must keep the pace

Seek and you shall find

The strength to be transformed–

Renewed in the spirit of your mind

Encourage yourself

And encourage one another

Build each other up

Every sister and brother

Speaking the truth, we grow up

Therefore, encourage one another

I found the accompanying video “Encourage one another” which is a compilation of the same verse from I Thessalonians 5:11 and other scriptures and words of encouragement from Kimberly Culpen. May we all be strengthened and encouraged today.

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