Today's Verse: Hebrews 10:25

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
— Hebrews 10:25

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

"Going to church" isn't very attractive to many folks. This reality shouldn't surprise us. Doing things as an act of discipline isn't very popular and often isn't easy. Plus, doing things for others isn't always something that fills our hearts with joy. The Holy Spirit's message in our Verse of the Day, however, reminds us that WE need to go to be with God's people because they need us to encourage and to motivate THEM! In fact, I think the Lord would prefer us to think of encouragement as "being" church rather than something we do when we "go" to church. We all need encouragement to keep living for Jesus, and like Jesus, as"the Day"of the Lord returns grows ever nearer!

Video Commentary...

We've included Phil's ToGather video from four years ago as an added blessing to our verse today:

My Prayer...

Father, please bless the group of Christians with whom I regularly meet — or used to meet before COVID19. Bless them through my words, attitude, and influence as we walk beside each other and encourage each other to honor you – whether in person or meeting virtually. Stir me to bless and encourage others during this time of separation and isolation. Thank you for giving me people with whom I can share my journey home to you and use me to find creative ways to bless them and stir them on to Christ-like living. In your name, Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Hebrews 10:25 — Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

About This Devotional

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.