Yes and amen in Him. That should be our response to hearing God's word.
"The word he used means both admonition or reproof and encouragement."
"Suffer the word of exhortation"
Andrew Murray writes, "its tone has been one of faithful reproof, with a view to convict of sin, to awaken to a sense of danger, to urge to repentance. At the same time, everything has been done to quicken faith and hope, and to urge to steadfastness by pointing to the strong encouragement to be found in the word of God and the power of Christ."