Using Our Spurs?
If someone asked you today what they could say or do to spur you on toward love and good deeds, would you know, or would you have to take time to think about it?
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,...” (Heb 10:24)
Do we consider this as we are instructed? Do we look for ways and opportunities and for brothers and sisters to encourage? There are a multitude of ways to do this. We should constantly keep an eye out for opportunities to do exactly that. In our fast-paced society, a simple text or phone call only takes seconds but can have a tremendous impact. A card of encouragement is great. Just knowing we are in someone else's thoughts and prayers says a lot about them, and should make us feel wanted, loved and important. But what else can we do?
In the context here in Hebrews, the writer says in the very next verse: “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” There are few things that are more encouraging as a Christian than to see, greet, and exchange a few words with fellow Christians when we come together. Likewise, it can be discouraging to not see certain smiling faces when the church meets.
What would be the most heartfelt encouragement you could receive that would make you want to assemble every time the opportunity was available? I pray we all receive that from someone, and if you don’t, I’m trying to encourage us all right here, right now. We are family, and I want to see you, often.
I pray we desire to come together as the family of God every single time the family gets together, not only for fellowship but also for the praise, honor, and glory of God. If we don’t refuel our spiritual selves, we will run empty!
Let me encourage us all. The benefits are immeasurable, and the opportunities are plentiful. May God bless His church as we “spur one another on...”