Hebrews 3:12-13 ” See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily…”

As Christians we all have the inclination to become spiritually lazy. We also all go through difficult and trying times when our trust in God and His promises are put to the test. The warning in these verses not only focuses on not forsaking the eternal God but in our role to help guard others from turning away. It says we are to encourage one another daily, and the Greek word for “encourage” here is very interesting. It goes way beyond just comforting or cheering someone up. It’s more like beseeching or counseling… fully intending to produce a particular effect… and with a much stronger force than just asking. This is “get in your face” exhorting because I love you as a brother or sister in Christ and I see something in your life that isn’t right kind of encouragement.

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