How do we affirm one another, and why is it important? Consider the following Scripture:
“Let us aim for harmony in the assembly and try to build each other up.” Romans 14:19.
Read also 1 Thessalonians 5:11,13, which reads, “Encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing...Think highly of them, and give them your wholehearted love because of their work. And remember to live peaceably with each other.”
Do you consider yourself an encouraging person? Everyone needs encouragement in this difficult life!
We read in Hebrews 7:7, “Without question, the person who has the power to bless is always greater than the person who is blessed.”
You’d be surprised at the power of kind words. Years ago, a kind, elderly gentleman used to regularly call the assembly just to encourage us. We enjoyed his phone calls immensely. This went on for years, then we got a sad phone call from his son informing us that his father had passed away peacefully. The son’s voice was choked with deep emotion as he said, “My family is going to miss Dad so very much. He was such a joy to us.” We agreed wholeheartedly that we were going to miss him too!
Even Yahweh gives us affirmation. Check out Psalm 5:12, which tells us, “You bless the righteous, O Yahweh, surrounding them with your shield of love.” You can’t do better than that! That verse should comfort us and make us strive to serve Yahweh and our fellow man in a mighty way. Yahweh affirms us through His love, His blessings, and His gift of Salvation. There is no greater affirmation we can receive!