Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.Hebrews 10:23-25
As Christ followers, we are under the new covenant of Christ’s sacrifice. Thus, we are no longer slaves to sin or tied to physical sacrifices. However, we are called to live in such a way that will bring Him glory, seeking to turn from sin and turn to Christ. Despite the circumstances we find ourselves in, we have the hope of salvation because our Savior is faithful. We are encouraged to faithfully build each other up, fellowship and worship together, and love our neighbors well. These all seem like pretty straight forward things that we are used to hearing, but when it comes down to our daily lives, are we really striving to live in this way? Are there opportunities we are missing to love our neighbors as well as we could? Or to encourage our brothers and sisters in the faith? As the day of Christ’s return draws near, how can we better focus our lives on Him?