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Building Up!

Building others up and Up!

Text:

Ephesians 4:29-32.

Devotion:
It's good when you go out of your way to build up someone.   How many people do you know who always encourage people, and never say a negative or bad word about someone?  Can other teens say this about you?

God wants us to rather seek to build others up by what we say and do.  We need to show kindness and love, rather than being nasty and unkind.  Ephesians 4:29 says:

"Let no bad words come out of your mouth,
but only what is good for buildling up others."

A kind word is like the oil that takes the friction out of an engine and makes every part run smoothly.  The gears mesh together to turn the wheels, and oil is needed so that they turn easily and freely.  Everyday when we interact with people, it is like a set of gears.

With no oil the gears grind and groan.  Friendships without caring and kindness do the same and breakdown, and our relationships with others crumble like a run-down building.   Make sure you build each other up by sharing a skyscraper of love, kindness and affection!

Remember what Ephesians 4:31-32 says:

"Let all bitterness, wrath and anger be put away from you;
and be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other,
even as God also in Christ forgave you."

God bless!
 

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