I have heard and read some state, “We should only be encouraging to one another.” Radio stations such as KLove make it part of their slogan. What does it mean to be encouraging?
The dictionary defines encouragement as “the action of giving someone support, confidence, or hope.” In our case as Christians, we offer hope in Christ Jesus. Romans 15:13 reads, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
As to encouragement, we find these verses:
Hebrews 10:25- “Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”