The Best Way to Build a House...
We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.
How do we do this without offending people? Answer: It probably can’t be done.
When someone is doing something wrong, chances are it’ll be a sore spot if it gets brought up, that’s for sure. So, Paul expands on this process in Galatians 6:1-3...
Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important.
So helping people do what is right involves being together a lot, encouraging people before things go wrong so things won’t go wrong, “recharge our batteries” together (spiritually speaking) when we get together because we all have the potential of being one bad decision away from putting ourselves in a bad spot.
Ya know, the best way to build a house is to work on it everyday. Likewise, the best way to build each other up in the Lord would also be to work on it every day. Neglect leads to an unfinished project or a job not well done.
That’s why I love Wednesday night Bible Study at church. I love Women’s Bible study once a week. I love reading godly encouragement posted on facebook. I love talking about Bible verses with my kids in the mornings, and praying with my family at night. I love the Sunday worship, fellowship & teaching at our church each week... Every day of the week can and should be filled with an opportunity to encourage others and be encouraged in our great faith. That’s how the job gets done.
Thank you for establishing a process that is good, enjoyable, helpful and extremely preventive. I love being encouraged by others, help me to be an encouragement in return, to not think of myself as too busy or important to help get houses of faith built in people’s hearts as well as my own. I love you and thank you and pray in Jesus’ name, amen.