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Empower One Another with God’s Truth

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Empower One Another with God’s Truth

We empower one another with God’s truth when we apply His truth relevantly to every area of life. The Holy Spirit empowers us to not lie to each other, confess to one another, and bear one another’s burdens. We are not superheroes on our own, but empowered by God and His truth, we are invincible! Therefore, we empower one another with God’s truth.

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.

Galatians 2:20 NLT

Don’t Lie to Each Other

Empowerment comes when we are consistently connected to truth.

Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.

Colossians 3:9 NLT

Seeking to recreate truth is a subtle perversion working deceptively to overthrow Christ’s authority. Therefore, don’t make a choice to create a false image of reality while attempting an avoidance of accountability to God’s light. Instead, be defensive about living in God’s truth!

Confess to One Another

When we confess to one another, we agree with God concerning His judgments. We readily acknowledge before Him and to all others that He is right and I am wrong; He is holy, and I am sinful; He is truth, and I am a liar. Confession is the total acceptance of God’s perspective and seeks to come into congruence with God’s will as it specifically applies to me. When we confess our sins to one another, it is not merely to have a heavy burden relieved from our hearts but that our spouse may join us at the throne of grace to receive His mercy, forgiveness, and healing, resulting in praise and glory to God.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

James 5:16 NASB

Bear One Another’s Burdens

The results of carrying sinful weights are relieved through confession to Christ. Bearing one another’s burdens happens when we willingly assist our mate in their process of persevering under the strain of immaturity or when the demands of life exceed their strength. We walk worthy of our calling when we bear with one another in love.

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2 NIV

In marriage, as in all relationships, we should empower one another with God’s truth. In and of ourselves, we have nothing to offer anyone. However, empowered by God’s Holy Spirit, we may share all that He has given to us with others for His honor and glory.

Insight Journal

How are you doing with each of these expectations?

  • Don’t lie to each other
    • Meets expectations
    • Exceeds expectations
    • Improvement needed
  • Confess to one another
    • Meets expectations
    • Exceeds expectations
    • Improvement needed
  • Bear one another’s burdens
    • Meets expectations
    • Exceeds expectations
    • Improvement needed

Other posts in the One Another series:

Marriages that Minister by J. Kirk and Melanie D. Lewis

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