Topic: Let Us [August 21, 2016]
Read: Hebrews 10:19–25, Bible in a Year: Psalms 107–109; 1 Corinthians 4
Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24
While standing in line for a popular attraction at Disneyland, I noticed that most people were talking and smiling instead of complaining about the long wait. It made me ponder what made waiting in that line an enjoyable experience. The key seemed to be that very few people were there by themselves. Instead, friends, families, groups, and couples were sharing the experience, which was far different than standing in line alone.
The Christian life is meant to be lived in company with others, not alone. Hebrews 10:19–25 urges us to live in community with other followers of Jesus. “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings . . . . Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together” (vv. 22–25). In community we reassure and reinforce each other, “encouraging one another” (v. 25).
Even our most difficult days can become a meaningful part of our journey of faith when others share them with us. Don’t face life alone. Let us travel together.
Prayer: Lord, may we fulfill Your calling today by walking the road of faith and encouragement with others.
This message was written by David McCasland [Our Daily Bread Ministries.]