Hebrews 10:24, 25 – “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.”
Let’s take notice of the commands given in these verses and see how they can impact our Christian life:
1. Consider One Another – In other words – think of others, consider how you can encourage others, stir up others, think of how you can move others- to show love and do good works!!!
Have you considered this lately? When is the last time you made an effort to encourage, move, stir up someone to show love and do something good for the Lord with their life? How about today? Call someone, visit someone, send a card or letter and encourage someone in Lord to do something good in the name of the King of Kings!!!
2. Don’t Forsake – The word forsake means to desert. Have you deserted God, His house, and His people?
If you were in a war and in the heat of the battle you took off and did your own thing you would be considered a deserter. It would only take one time for this to be true of you. I don’t need to say that we are in a war. The stakes are high, and the souls of men are on the line. Your brothers and sisters in Christ need your encouragement but have you deserted them?
I know that missing church one time is not the end of the world and is not forsaking the church but it could be that on that one day your brother or sister needed you and you weren’t there because of some lesser cause and they didn’t receive the encouragement they needed from you on that day. We should think of missing church as a LAST resort kind of choice.
Don’t stop going to church meetings. Don’t stop meeting together with other believers. Don’t give up your meetings with other believers. When you have developed a habit of missing church you have officially forsaken the assembly.
In contrast to forsaking the Bible encourages us to rather meet more frequently as we see the Day of the Lord getting closer. That is today friend, let’s be more faithful and do all we can to meet up with the brethren as much as possible.
3. Exhort One Another – The best way to exhort/comfort others is face to face and that is exactly the context of this statement. Just after telling the reader not to forsake the brethren – he says exhort them and do it more and more as the Day of the Lord gets closer.
What is your tendency? Have you become more and more disinterested in meeting with the brethren? Are you becoming a forsaker? Acknowledge this problem today and begin a new habit of meeting whenever the doors are open with those you will spend all eternity with.
Build a reputation of being an encourager!!!