Rubbing Off

Be strong and take heart,
    all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24

Ever wonder why writers in both Old and New Testament make remarks like this: take heart and be strong?

Yes, it’s to encourage us in our walk with Christ, but the answer is more obvious than that. It’s because we are weak and lose heart easily! The world just constantly beats down upon us and if we’re not really careful, we take on some of those negative and destructive characteristics. We want so much to “rub off” on the world but often the opposite happens.

The challenges we face as Believers are many and often they are great. Fortunately, the God we server is infinitely times greater. Encouraging one another in any way we can should be the norm.

So, be strong. Encourage one another. Fight the good fight. Lift your head towards heaven often. Fight the bulk of your battles on your knees.

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