Today's Verse: Hebrews 3:13

Friday, June 12, 2015

Encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
— Hebrews 3:13
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

How serious are we about sin? The Bible reminds us how seriously God views it. The power of sin to entice, entrap, drag us away from our faith, harden our hearts to God, and ultimately engulf us in its power is real and destructive (Hebrews 2:1, 3:12-14, 6:1-8, 10:23-29). Encouragement — especially in its full biblical range of meanings of encourage, comfort, and correct — is one of the great blessings we can bring to each other. Loving Christian friends who encourage each other daily can neutralize sin's influence and destructive allure.

My Prayer...

Father, I know sin's power is deceptive and alluring. Help me see those who need my encouragement today so that we can help each other escape sin's enticing traps. I pray in the name of Jesus, who withstood all of Satan's tests. Amen.

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Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.