8415 encouragement, examples of

8415 encouragement, examples of

Believers can encourage one another to have greater confidence in God and so to be bolder in living out their faith.

In the OT

2Ch 32:6-7 King Hezekiah encourages his people. See also Jdg 20:21-22; 1Sa 23:16; 1Ch 11:10; 2Ch 30:22; 2Ch 35:2 King Josiah; Ne 9:26; Da 2:18; Zec 8:20-22; Mal 3:16

In the NT

Ac 11:22-23; 1Th 2:11-12 See also Ac 4:36; Ac 13:43; Ac 14:21-22 Paul and Barnabas; Ac 15:32; Ac 16:40; Ac 18:27-28; Ac 20:1-2 after Paul’s ministry in Ephesus; Ro 1:11-12 Paul to the church at Rome; 2Co 7:4,13; Eph 6:21-22 Paul’s fellow-worker, Tychicus; Php 1:14 Paul in prison; Col 4:8; 1Th 3:2 Timothy; 1Th 3:7; Phm 7; Heb 13:22; 1Pe 5:12

Encouragement as exhortation in the life of faith

Col 1:28 Paul describes his ministry. See also Lk 3:18 John the Baptist; Ro 12:1; Ro 15:30; 1Co 4:16; 1Co 16:15-16; 2Co 2:7-8 dealing with a repentant member; 2Co 6:1; Eph 4:1; 1Th 4:10; Heb 13:19; 1Pe 2:11; Jude 3

Commands to encourage others

Isa 35:3-4 To Moses: Dt 1:38; Dt 3:28
2Sa 19:7 to David; Isa 1:17; Ro 12:6-8; Ro 15:2; 1Co 14:12; Col 3:16; 1Th 4:18; 1Th 5:11,14; 1Ti 5:1; 2Ti 4:2; Tit 1:9 the church overseer; Tit 2:15; Heb 3:13; Heb 10:25

Failure to encourage

Eze 34:4 Condemnation of Israel’s leaders. See also Job 16:2; Ps 69:20; Ecc 4:1; Eze 16:49; Zec 10:2

Refusing to be comforted

Ge 37:34-35 See also Ps 77:2; Jer 31:15; Mt 2:18

Scripture censures those who encourage others to do evil

2Ch 22:2-3 See also 2Sa 11:25 after David and Joab had arranged Uriah’s death; Ps 64:5 evildoers; Isa 41:7 makers of idols; Jer 23:14; Jer 29:8; Eze 13:22-23; 1Co 8:9-10

See also

5391letters
5566suffering, encouragements in
5805comfort
5914optimism
5954strength
7927hymn
7943ministry in church
8030trust
8202boldness
8213confidence
8219courage
8713discouragement

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