Posted: Sunday, November 1
Verse of the day:
That is why the Holy Spirit says, “Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled, when they tested me in the wilderness.(Hebrews 3:8)
Is God trying to get your attention through some circumstances in your life? Is He trying to draw you back into step with Him? We need to resist the urge to harden our hearts—but instead submit to God and ask Him what spiritual lessons He wants us to learn.
Given the nature of sins deceitfulness, there is wisdom in drawing from God’s strength and supply, while encouraging each other daily. Sins tricky does things we are not always looking for. It can harden and dull the heart, numbing us to the things of God in a very short time. So be aware, it would be shear foolishness for us to think that we can escape sin’s deceitfulness for any stretch of time without the regular encouragement of the Church body, both corporately and individually.
That is why the corporate gathering on a regular basis is so important—why we should be thankful for the schedule our church provides for its members and staff—not only Sundays and Wednesdays, but so many other Bible studies and ministry meetings as well. In doing ministry together, we have a chance to be encouraged and encourage others—to be each other’s keepers—bringing accountability into our lives.