Saturday, May 23, 2009

Romans 15:2

“Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.” (NASB)


“Each of us is to please (aresko: accommodate one's self to the opinions, desires and interests of) his neighbor (plesion: any other person, fellow man, irrespective of race or religion) for his good, to his edification (oikodome: building up, promoting another's growth).”


Each of us is to please and meet the needs of his neighbor for his good in order to build him up, promoting his growth.


The simple act of kindness goes so far. As I sat in a group of Believers recently, several of us shared how seemingly small acts of kindness led to great things in others lives. Taking the time to listen to someone. Financially assisting one in need. Telling another that they are valued and have purpose. These “small” things can lead to incredible results for others that we come into contact with. When was the last time you purposely edified someone else? Today, look for someone to encourage and build up. How knows what doors it might open.

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