Question of the Day: How can we spur one another on to love and good works?
Today’s Scripture: Hebrews 10:19-25 (S.O.A.P. Hebrews 10:23-25)
Drawing Near to God in Enduring Faith
Therefore, brothers and sisters,[a] since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the fresh and living way that He inaugurated for us[b] through the curtain, that is, through His flesh,[c] 21 and since we have a great priest[d] over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings,[e] because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience[f] and our bodies washed in pure water. 23 And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy. 24 And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works,[g] 25 not abandoning our own meetings, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and even more so because you see the day[h] drawing near.[i]
Christ wants us to build and encourage each other to show our love for God and others and to keep the church (us) connected and serving Him. We can’t afford to stay away from people who love the Lord. Meeting together to encourage and challenge each other is how God meant it to be – we weren’t meant to go it alone. We all still have room to grow – we all need support.
Christ is faithful to us and we must be faithful to confess Him as our Lord and Savior – and live our lives shining the light He has put in our hearts. Our hope is not found in this world, but in our confession that Jesus Christ is Lord.