“So then, we must pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.” Romans 14:19 HCSB
Life is a team sport, and all of us need occasional pats on the back from our teammates. Paul writes in Ephesians, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (4:29 NIV). Paul reminds us that when we choose our words carefully, we can have a powerful impact on those around us. Since we don’t always know who needs our help, the best strategy is to encourage all the people who cross our paths. Be a source of encouragement to everyone you meet as never has the need been greater.