Proverbs 12:25 (KJV)

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop but a good word maketh it glad.

Proverbs 27:5

Open rebuke it better than secret love.

Encouragement and exhortation,
For the passionate pursuer of Christ
Is like a two sided
Treasured, glistening, golden coin.

The golden side of encouragement
From the Word or from a trusted Godly friend
Gives the fellow believer wings of strength, joy, and worth
To climb higher and higher and to soar.

The other golden side of the coin,
Godly, loving, merciful, exhortation
Gives dividends of redemptive truth and sharpening wisdom
So that the joint heir of Jesus can reflect Christ,
The true treasure of life even more!

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