We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us that through endurance and the encouragement of Scripture, we might have hope. (Romans 15:1-4)
My three children, their friends, my nephew, and co-workers are Millennials. They seek to please others, want healthcare for all, and wish to share their country so others have a better life – things Jesus wants. Having big hearts, they feel insulted whenever another is insulted.
Being loving people, Millennials cannot believe in or trust a God that sends good people to hell. With all my heart I want you to know God loves you, no matter what you’ve done. He wants you to know His Son and not spend one second in hell, away from Himself.
2 Corinthians 12:9-11 teaches us God’s power is made perfect in our weakness. When we’re weak, God’s power rests on us. We should delight in difficulties because then God gives us power to be strong.
I owe Millennials, those I’ve prayed for, for making me realize God answers prayer and gives me strength. I want you to know God will give you power, His strength, when you pray. “Ask and you will receive.” (John 16:24) Bible study takes time we don’t have, but the Bible was written to encourage us and give us hope. When we’re strong, encouraged, and hopeful, it’s easier to build others up. Encourage someone today.