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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8416 encouragement, promises of God’s
8416 encouragement, promises of God’s

8416 encouragement, promises of God’s

God promises continual support for his people, particularly when they become weary, depressed or disillusioned.

God’s encouragement affirmed

Ps 10:17-18 See also 1Ch 29:12; Ps 89:20-21; Isa 41:10; Isa 49:13; Jer 29:11; Zec 1:17; Ac 20:32; 1Pe 5:10

Means by which God encourages believers

Meditation on his law and word Jos 1:8-9; Ro 15:4 See also Ps 1:1-3; Heb 12:5

Experience of the Holy Spirit Jn 14:16-17 The word used for Spirit here means “Counsellor” or “one who encourages or comforts”. See also Ac 9:31; Ro 8:18-27; Php 2:1

Experience of God’s encouragement

2Co 4:16-18 See also 1Sa 30:6; Ps 86:17; Isa 52:9; Da 10:18-19; Ac 9:31; Ac 23:11; 2Co 1:3-4; 2Ti 4:17; Heb 6:18; Heb 12:5; 1Pe 1:3

God’s encouragement experienced through the words and actions of others Jdg 7:11 Gideon and the dream of the Midianite soldier; 2Ch 15:8; Ezr 6:22 the returned exiles helped by the king of Assyria; Ac 28:15; 2Co 7:4,13

Commands to be encouraged

1Co 16:13 See also Dt 31:6-8; Jos 1:6-8,18; Jos 10:25; 1Ch 22:13; 1Ch 28:20; 2Ch 19:11; 2Ch 32:7 King Hezekiah; Ezr 10:4; Ps 27:14; Isa 54:2 growth of the nation of Israel after the exile; Mt 14:27 pp Mk 6:50 Paul to his shipmates: Ac 27:22,25,36

Effects of being encouraged

Isa 40:30-31 See also Ps 25:3; Ro 15:5; 1Co 14:3; 2Co 3:12; Php 2:1-2; Col 2:2; 1Th 2:11-12

Prayers for encouragement

2Th 2:16-17 See also Ne 6:9; Ps 119:28; Isa 38:14; Ro 15:5-6; Col 1:10-12

See also

1449signs, purposes
5691friends, good
8144renewal
8413edification
8602prayer
9610hope

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