I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another. Romans 15:14
Many have claimed that the Apostle Paul was a brilliant and highly educated man. He knew how to scold and he knew how to praise others. I suspect – and I am not alone in this – that he was a difficult man to get along with. Nonetheless, he does not shy away from encouraging In this verse, as he encourages his fellow Believers in Rome.
It’s not a particularly glamorous thing to do but encouraging someone is almost always the right thing to do. Think of how often you’ve been encouraged by others. That person may not have known the impact he had on you but you know it. The trick is to make encouraging others a habit and not a “one-off” event.