“So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.”
As Christians, we often need a nudge or two to be encouraged to go faster and further with Christ. We have a responsibility to go faster and further but if we’re honest, we aren’t always inclined to do so. It’s too easy to become complacent and settle (even unknowingly) into a sort of spiritual cruise control. One way we can go faster is by surrounding ourselves with others who will love us enough to push and hold us accountable. The truth is … real spiritual growth involves pushing the accelerator at times, and at other times jamming on the brakes.
As Hebrews tells us here, we need to continue meeting and encouraging each other all the more “as we see the big Day approaching.” As the world breaks down around us, we have ever more reason for Christian community to surround us. Ask God to bless you with people that will spur you on to become more like Him and to help keep you off the cruise control.