“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” (NASB)
Daily Theme: IRON SHARPENING IRON
Day 6It was the second half of the game, and the time was beginning to run out but there on the sidelines was our coach encouraging us to finish strong! Today’s verse reminded me of my days playing high school sports. It didn’t really matter what sport I was playing at the time, but I was blessed to have some great coaches who were encouragers. Today’s verse shares about encouraging one another, building each other up just as we are doing! Maybe you’ve been doing men’s ministry for a while and the men of our church have heard you encourage them, well it’s not time to stop but to keep on keeping on. Sure, the last part of the game, our team was exhausted, but we found strength in the encouragement of our coach to keep going. Sometimes the game was determined by the last few seconds and brought a win to our team! There are men who need to be encouraged and we ourselves need the encouragement of each other to keep fighting the fight of godly manhood, even Paul had Barnabas!!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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