Today is Tuesday, December 15th, 2020; Karen's Korner #4362

Tucked in my Life Application Bible near 1 Thessalonians chapter is this graphic:  "Checklist for Encouragers", found in verses 11 - 23. This is installment 1 of 2:


Build each other up - verse 5:11 - Point out to someone a quality you appreciate in him or her

Give honor to leaders - verse 5:12 - Look for ways to cooperate

Think highly of leaders - verse 5:13 -  Withhold your next critical comment about those in positions of responsibility

Give wholehearted love - verse 5:13 - Say 'thank you' to your leaders for their efforts

Avoid quarreling - verse 5:13 - Search for ways to get along with others

Warn the lazy - verse 5:14 - Challenge someone to join you in a project

Comfort the frightened - verse 5:14 - Encourage those who are frightened by reminding them of God's promises

Tenderly care for the weak - verse 5:14 - Support those who are weak by loving them and praying for them

Practice patience - verse 5:14 - Think of a situation that tries your patience and plan ahead of time how you can stay calm

Dear Father in Heaven, help us to think today of one way we can encourage someone else. Amen.