Today’s Reading : Hebrews 10: 23-25
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” Heb 10:24
When God created the earth, each day he looked at his creation and said, “It is good.” One thing however he described as “not good” and that was that Adam was alone. And this principle holds fast right through the ages and is relevant to us today, for some in marriage, for some in their friendships as singles, parents, children. But for ALL of us it is relevant in that God created us for fellowship, He has given us to one another as brothers and sisters.
We are not created to be alone. We are created for one another, to encourage, to love each other, to hold each other to account, to keep our brothers on the straight and narrow, that we may walk in all the good works that God has planned for us.
Specifically mentioned in this passage is meeting together, the gathering of the saints, whether that’s at a Sunday church service (even when we have to do it remotely at the moment ) or a home group during the week, it is vital for us, as we need it to sustain us, encourage us and keep us looking at Jesus.
And it’s not just about what these meetings can do for us, each of us brings a gift to the body of believers, from gifts of encouragement, prophecy, or maybe even a gift of cake. All are vital for the church to honour Jesus fully. If we do not bring the gifts that God has placed into us for the benefit of the body, then the body goes short and the Church cannot function in everything that God has called her to.
May we encourage, love and stir one another to good work as we meet together on a Sunday, at life groups, Friday prayer, and each day as we share life with one another (even when it has to be ‘virtual’).
• How might you stir up those around you to love and good works this week?
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