…and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:24-25 NASB)
Throughout the New Testament, the Apostles give us some great examples of what Christ-like encouragement looks like. In the first chapter of Ephesians, we see the Apostle Paul exemplifying this type of encouragement by making it a priority to remind the church in Ephesus of Christ’s promise to work supernaturally through them by His power (v. 19), as well as praising them for the fruit in their lives that he was already seeing by way of their love towards other believers (v. 15).
But this biblical mandate to encourage wasn’t just for them, as we can see in today’s Scripture passage. We, too, are called to be building up the church by the way we encourage one another in the truth of the Gospel. And, this commonly happens when we meet together as a church body. What would it look like for us to display this same type of love and encouragement to our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ?