forgetting the obvious

At our church, we are committed to memorizing God’s Word. Each Wednesday night prayer meeting we pass out memory verse cards and the following week we take a few minutes to hear people quote them. It is very encouraging to hear folks committing truth to memory.

This past week was 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”

All people are prone to forgetting the obvious at times. Like Tiger Woods not “having fun” playing golf. Like me hopping out of my car to run inside the house while my car is in reverse and rolling down the driveway.

While we were quoting this verse, I stopped and asked the church if they were doing it. If they were building each other up. It got quiet quickly. It was as if we thought we were only to memorize the verse and not take it to heart so that we would be obedient and faithful.

Lets not forget the obvious, especially when the obvious is living out this verse. Lets encourage and build one another up. And so prove to be a healthy church.

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