Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hebrews 10:23-26 (23) Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) (24) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works. (25) Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
In this passage we are told to exhort one another. This means we are to encourage one another. When you read the book of Hebrews you see a thread of verses that show us encouragement is important. Assembling ourselves together, this means when the church doors are open you need to be in church.
What happens or should happen when we meet together. We should grow in our faith.
Hebrews 10:22 - Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith..
When I am in churches that have prayer meetings and they take prayer requests it is encouragement to know that others will be praying for those requests. When we hear them praying with such conviction for those requests. God sees their faith and it helps us grow in our faith.
We grow in our convictions. It is nice to be around others that hold to what the Bible teaches and practices it.
We should also grow in our love. We see that in Heb. 10:24.
We grow in our Bible knowledge. What a encouragement to study God’s words together. Without the message of the scriptures we would have nothing to encourage each other with. That is why you have to hear it preached and study it.
We grow in our Praise to God. What an encouragement to sing together the wonderful Hymns that God gave us.
There is so many ways that we can be an encouragement to each other but that can’t happen if you don’t meet together.
I know that there are so many things that can get in the way of you being in church. I know one time I struggled with that. I will talk about this in my next blog!