1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
Building Up By!
Since CHRIST lifts up, our flesh must shut down…every thought of contempt and self loathing.
Both outwardly focused and that of ourselves…so repentance frees all from such “clothing.”
For HIS righteousness solely is threaded in crimson…WITHOUT strands of self found opposing!
As such, resting in Heaven’s robes which HE’s sewn, we can build by, the Body, promoting!
As HIServant promoting HIS NAME and HIS people,
Devotional: Romans 14:19 “So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.”
We are Heaven’s fabric, woven together by GOD for Unity. Amen? 🙂
Romans 15:2 “Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.”
So the focus / CHRIST perspective that we must have is lifting up, building up and prioritizing others ahead of ourselves.
That’s HIS WORD to me and to you!
But we also have the warning found in Hebrews 3:13.
“But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”
So NOT encouraging someone when we can and should carries with it the potential for someone protecting a “hard heart.”
Who wants that label? “Hard hearted”?
Many years ago, I led a 3 day, CHRISTian weekend event. I prayed about the title of the weekend and GOD gave me, “JESUS is the top of LEGO mountain.”
Which means! 🙂 We are interchangeable legos who only make it up the mountain by lifting each other up FIRST.
While we take turns and get to display HIS compassion, we often have to be sacrificial.
Intentional resignation then is required because to get to the top of LEGO mountain…
…we have to regularly be in the mode of lifting and supporting others…ahead of us.
So let us abandon all “Self promotion” for we will get to the top faster by building…as such!
1 Thessalonians 4:18 “Therefore encourage one another with these words!”
Amen and amen!