Hebrews 10 commands Christians to “hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23). But do you know what command follows it, written before the ink had dried on the first? “And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds” (10:24).
Did you know those commands were in the Bible? God wants us to think about how we can encourage our brothers and sisters in the Lord. And remember, it’s impossible to stimulate someone else to love and good deeds if we are not around them. Encouragement is primarily a face-to-face thing.
The family of God is not a place for verbal putdowns, sarcastic jabs, critical comments, and harsh judgments. We get enough of that from the world. This is a place we need to assemble for the purpose of being encouraged . . . and we are free to be ourselves.
In this lesson, we will learn that encouragement is not the responsibility of a gifted few but the responsibility of the entire family of God. That means you.
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