Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.
As Christ followers, we are called to be a light in the world, reflecting the love and grace of God to everyone around us. Our lives should be characterized by a genuine concern for the well-being of others. Building others up requires us to set aside our own desires and preferences and focus on what is beneficial for others.
When we seek to please our neighbors, we are driven by a desire to demonstrate Christ’s love and bring glory to God. This is accomplished by showing kindness, speaking words of encouragement, offering support, and meeting the needs of those around us.
Building others up requires being intentional and having a willingness to invest in others lives. It means taking time to listen and offer a helping hand. It means using our gifts and talents to bless others. It means praying for them and pointing them to the hope found in Jesus.
As we build up our neighbors, we become instruments of God. Our actions and attitudes have the power to transform others lives and bring them to Christ.
Strive to please your neighbors for their good, always seeking opportunities to build them up in Christ.
Lord, help me to live in a way that pleases my neighbors and builds them up. Give me wisdom and discernment to know how to encourage and support others. Help me to be intentional in my relationships and to use my gifts to bless those around me. In Jesus’ name, amen.