And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:24-25
How good are at this? In our individualistic society and a Christianity that tends to push the term “personal Savior” rather than focusing on the Body as whole, I would say most of us aren’t very good at this. I know that I’m not. I feel like I use to be but since God started teaching so much truth about Christ’s true centrality, church life and God’s eternal purpose there’s been more study than experience over the last two years. Don’t get me wrong. There’s been experience and there’s been Body life but overall I see that what the writer in Hebrews 10:24 states is an area in which I now find myself lacking.
Encouragement and stirring one another up goes hand in hand with meeting together. These people are even instructed to do this more and more as time goes on. Does getting together once a week, whether in a church service or in a house church meeting accomplish this? No. It’s not enough. The only way to truly accomplish this is to become part of each others’ lives, a true family. To share meals together, watch movies together, pray together, study the Bible together and encourage one in another in all of this daily.
So let us consider ways to stir one another to love and good works. Let us show one another the portion of Christ in us so that we may all grow in the knowledge of Him. And most importantly, let us seek God together and discover ways that allow us to do this more and more as time goes on.
How do you and others that you’re close with stir each other up in Christ regularly?