Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 5 - Be A Cheerleader

I have been discussing Barnabas and what an encourager he was. The word used for encourage in Scripture has also been translated one who exhorts.

What does it mean to exhort? If you are exhorting someone, you are spurring them on, cheering for them, strongly encouraging to "keep on keeping on."  It's like a coach saying, "Come on, I know you can do it. Don't give up."

We're supposed to exhort each other daily:

Hebrews 3:13 (NKJV) but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 

Don't wait, but everyday encourage each other to hang in there. "Help each other so none of you will become hardened because sin has tricked you," explains the New Century Version. It's so easy to believe that you are okay if you don't have anyone to hold you accountable.

We're all in this thing together.  We need each other.  Let's cheer each other on, gently admonishing those who want to quit.  

You can do it!

1 comment:

mare ball said...

I love Barnabas too! And the whole cheerleader idea. If everyone had an encourager in their life, we wouldn't need therapy. Encouragement is a great theme and very much needed these days.