Community Principle #4 To Encourage and Be Encouraged
To Encourage and Be Encouraged
(to edify and be edified)
Previous three principles:
To Know and Be Known
To Serve and Be Served
To Admonish and Be Admonished
Be encouraged !
God changes everything!
He transforms our sight and understanding
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened The ears of the deaf will be unstopped. They will see the glory of the Lord, The majesty of our God.
He transforms the heart and soul
Then the lame will leap like a deer, And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy. And the ransomed of the Lord will return And come with joyful shouting to Zion, With everlasting joy upon their heads.
He transforms the barren into fruitfulness
For waters will break forth in wilderness and the streams in the Arabah. The scorched land will become a pool and the thirsty ground springs of water.
And our hurts
Encourage the exhausted and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with anxious heart. “Take courage,
fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; the recompense of God will come, but He will save you.”
He transforms our wandering into a Highway of Holiness
The unclean will not travel on it
Fools will not wander on it
No lion or beast will be there
It will be for those who walk the way
The redeemed will walk there
They will find gladness and joy and sorrow and sighing will flee