Daily Devotion 7.7.2020
July 7, 2020
“I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:11-12
Meet together or not meet together? Have Sunday School or do not have Sunday School? Shake hands or not shake hands? Hug necks or not hug necks? Some say no big deal other say it’s very serious. The truth is that none of us really know, but we have our opinion and we may be better off keeping that opinion to ourselves. Too often our opinions separate us and the early writers wrote a great deal about encouraging one another.
When Paul opened up his letter to the Romans in Rome he told then that he hoped that they could “mutually encourage each other.” Paul recognized the importance of Christians encouraging one another in the work of the Lord. We need each other as Josh said last night in his message. We need each other to fight the temptations of this world that Satan throws at us.
I hope that as you listen to all the numbers and make decisions about church and either being part of a personal Sunday School class or virtual Sunday School class that you will remember how important it is for us to encourage each other in the Lord. We need each other to grow and become everything Jesus wants us to be.
Take the time today to pray that you will allow yourself to interact with a fellow Christian. Call someone up. Email a fellow believer. Find ways to stay connected so that you will grow in faith in these difficult times.
Dear Jesus, I ask that you help us to encourage one another in the work of the Lord. Help us to be connected to others who believe like us so that we may not only be encouraged, but so that we may encourage them. Give us that spirit of power that allows us to feel comfortable in being encouragers. We all need encouragement. Help us to be encouragers. In Your name we pray, Amen.