Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
A good illustration of this was found today on google. There are always pictures or short video illustrations when going to google. The video today was a version of the tortoise & the hare, but told a little differently. They were in a skiing race. When the race started, the hare was in the lead & the tortoise/turtle was going really slow, like in the original story. In this rendition, however, the hare looks back & sees the turtle not going as fast, so he goes back & puts the turtle on his head & skiis on with him. They cross the finish line together.
In the original story, the hare is full of pride & takes a nap during the race knowing that he will win. Then when he wakes up, he is surprised that the turtle won.
What if we were more like the revamped version & looked back, put down our pride & went back to help others.
Our pastor, Pastor Rowdy, was talking about pride this morning in service. It was an amazing message. He used the following scripture, among others.
‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. ‘ 1 Corinthians 13:4
What would our marriages look like, if we were a little more like the revamped tortoise & hare story, as well as the Scriptures mentioned in this post? What would our friendships or relationships with our family look like? What would our relationships with our coworkers & other people we know look like, if we put down our pride & encouraged each other? What would happen if we built each other up instead of tearing each other down?