Devotion for Saturday, October 9, 2021

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

The purpose of fellowship is to build one another up.  Be an encouragement one to the other.  Help each other in the upward journey of our calling in Christ.  These are some of the reasons why we meet together.  Yes, we are doing this, but never lose focus on the important thing.  Be guided in these principles to hold the course.  The world does not, nor will it change despite what the world says to the contrary.

Lord, how easy it is to be distracted.  There is so much noise in the world and so many things proposed.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of truth so that I may walk the upward path.  Teach me to be an encouragement to others so that they may stay on the path.  Help me to be one who follows You and encourages others to do the same, that we together would encourage each other in these things.

Lord Jesus, You gathered Your disciples and they walked with You throughout Your ministry.  You poured Yourself into them that they would learn to pour themselves into You and others.  Teach me to pour myself into others that they too would follow the course You have set before us all.  Help me to learn how to be a part of a fellowship and to be an encouragement to others as they learn and grow.  Amen.