Every true Christian has the potential, and also the responsibility, to “comfort” and to “edify” other Christians, both by word and life. We are told to “consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works,” and to “exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others,” “submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another,” “that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.” “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another; … be pitiful, be courteous.” “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.”
How can I help my dear brother, Who is bowed beneath his load? I can speak a word of comfort, Instead of a word to goad.