Be a Growth Promoter
Our growth can also be indicated in the compassion that we show to others, to assist them in their own faith. Romans 15 explains this in more depth:
We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them 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, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ has accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
The strong are not to merely put up with the failings of the weak, but that bear with is to walk alongside, supporting the brother or sister. We are called to use our strength to serve others. In complete opposition to the worlds tenor, which counsels people to “look out for number one” and despise those who live a sacrificial life of sacrifice to benefit the lives of others.
Ask the Lord for opportunities to come along side the weak to assist them in their spiritual growth, keeping in mind that the best encouragement is found in the Scriptures.
“THEREFORE ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER AND BUILD EACH OTHER UP,
JUST AS IN FACT YOU ARE DOING.”