This week we will be looking at Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica. Chapter 5 and verses 11-28 was to counsel and comfort the church. Paul’s purpose in writing these verses was to encourage the Thessalonians to live holy lives.
Comfort and edify (V 11)
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
God wants us to comfort one another. When a brother or sister in Christ is struggling, we need to provide comfort and caring attitude.
Edify means to instruct or build up. Believers should be trying to teach each other. We are to build each other to be stronger in the Lord.
The upcoming verses are going to show us how to do this.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001