Hebrews 10:24 (ESV)
24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, …
Our faith is not one of idleness and seclusion. As if we can live in isolation, separate from other believers.
Paul extols us to consider how to stir up one another. To thoughtfully ponder (the consider) and then enthusiastically encourage (the stir up).
This suggests that there’s no easy, simple prescription. It requires prayerful deliberation.
Each and every saint has a combination of gifts and a personality unique to them.
Yet they’re to be used to the same end: namely, love and good works.
Yes, it’s a challenge: How? Where? And when to use our gifts?
But we’re not alone.
We have our brothers and sisters in Christ helping us to think it through.
And the Holy Spirit guiding us in our decision making (1 Corinthians 12:7ff).
prayer : help me to better stir up my brothers and sisters in Christ
action : email or SMS a different fellow believer each day with a word of encouragement