S (Scripture): Hebrews 10:19 Brothers and sisters, we have confidence that we can enter the holy of holies by means of Jesus’ blood, 20 through a new and living way that he opened up for us through the curtain, which is his body, 21 and we have a great high priest over God’s house.
22 Therefore, let’s draw near with a genuine heart with the certainty that our faith gives us, since our hearts are sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies are washed with pure water.
23 Let’s hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, because the one who made the promises is reliable.
24 And let us consider each other carefully for the purpose of sparking love and good deeds. 25 Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near.
O (Observation): Gathering together to remember God’s activity and to remember what has been done. God frees us from the idea that we must save ourselves. God frees us from thinking we need to live individually, to make it in this world, independently from one another.
God frees from the notion that we must work harder to be free – we are already free.
And so, we have the capacity to do good and to hold on to hope – not because we make our own way, because a way has been made for us.
A (Application): we are free. We always have been. We just blinded ourselves to freedom. We think we need to make it apart from God and apart from one another to prove something. We don’t.
Now that we are free, let us be beholden to one another.
Let us encourage one another out of joy and hope.
How can you encourage others this day?
P (Prayer): Lord, bring me folks today to encourage me. Amen.