The Good Work of Edification

Edification, as used in this devotional, is concerned with building up others. It includes praying for, encouraging, and supporting others, as they strive to live by God’s will.

A key idea in this series of devotionals, “Don’t Quit,” which is based on II Thessalonians 3:13, is that, “We should not quit the good work that God is calling us to do.”

In this devotional, let's focus on the good work of helping others be strong in obeying God. A good work that you should be involved in is that of helping others grow in the Lord.

You should be able to point to someone who you can truly say that you are giving serious effort to building up in the Lord.

Your efforts may include being an accountability partner, “hello,” being a teacher, or ministry manager.

Or if you have not been trained or do not have the discipline to do the above, you can at least be a friendly face who says, “hello.”

A good work that every believer can be involved in is that of helping others grow in the Lord.

Self Examination
1. On a scale of one to five, with five being high, how would you grade your involvement in building others? Why?

2. What are some of the things you do well, in this area?

3. What are some things that you need some help with, in this area?

4. What are you going to do to improve in this area?



Prayer
Great and awesome God, the One who has saved me, so I can be a part of helping others grow in the Lord, it is to You that I pray. Thank You for saving my sin sick soul. Thank You for the privilege of serving You but helping others be strong in obeying Your will.

I admit that I have too often fallen short in doing this type of ministry as well as I could. Please forgive me and help me to do the good work of edification better. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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