Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. (NKJV)
These past coupla weeks God has shown me something that has not been – well what I thought He would want me to see again. But needless to say its happened, and its hurt. But its taught me friends, that the way to encourage people is to encourage, to enlighten a person.
Not bring them down no matter how much I think its helping. Showing a person their faults or how they did something wrong, hurts them more than it helps them. I speak from experience there. Encourage them by showing them a different way. By showing them the path of righteousness (if they’ve lost sight of that path)…thats the way to encourage a friend/family/stranger/whatever; not telling them how wrong or evil they are.
That just shuts a person down.
You need to be full of the love that Christ has given us to love one another.