Daily Bible Reading: Acts 13:1 - 23
Verse of the Day: Acts 13:15 – “And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.”
The word in the Greek translated as exhortation in today’s verse means to comfort and encourage. That is one thing that as believers we need to be doing for one another. When the world sees the criticism and division in our churches why would they want what we have. After all, the world does this daily.
Being a part of God’s family means that we are above verbal put-downs, sarcastic jabs, harsh judgments, or critical comments. We need to be the epitome of encouragement, the cornerstone of comfort, servants of solace, and the resources of refreshment. If we cannot feel this comfort and encouragement from our brothers and sisters in Christ, where can we?
Prayer: Holy Spirit, work in my heart today to seek ways that I can encourage, comfort, and refresh my fellow believers. May I be an extension of You to those around me. Amen.