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Encouraging One Another

Something to think about.

Encouraging One Another

23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 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. Hebrews 10:23-25

We’ve all heard it, I don’t have to go to church to be a Christian. Why then did God institute corporate gatherings? In the old and new testaments, the people gathered together at predetermined times to be taught, educated, and uplifted in the word and ways of God.  We were not created to be spiritual isolationist. We were designed to be bound together in love for our God.  Not even in Christ did we see the totality of God. We need each other to stay faithful to be educated and grow. To reach the purpose God has provided for us. We were made to help each other along the path of life. Without each other, we will end up creating a path that will not lead us to Christ, salvation or joy. We will end up lost.

 

Yes

Something to think about.

Yes

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”Genesis 4:9
God never answers Cain’s question. I speculate He didn’t because the answer was self-evident. Yes, he was his brother’s keeper. That question is a question that we as a species should be asking each other. Are we our brother’s keeper? The answer is yes, we are. It has always been yes. If we were our brother’s keeper would we kill each other? If we cared for one another would we hate each other? If we took responsibility for each other would the world be a better place?

After Cain murdered his brother God cursed Him and the rest of humanity. The question I have for you is, did God curse Cain because he killed his brother or did He curse him because he was not his brother’s keeper? You do realize that if he had been his brother’s keeper, he never would have murdered him.

Doing Good

Something to think about.

Doing Good

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10


Are we taking care of our own? Are we so involved in helping the world that we don’t take the time to refresh and edify each other?  In these divisive times, we need to do all we can to hold each other up, to support each other and care for one other. None of us is an island unto ourselves, we were designed with community in mind.  We will be better able to stand the attacks of the enemy if we stand together. Reach out to the world as a neighbor but support your fellow believer as a brother or sister as that is what we are, family.