Hebrews 10:25 (ESV)
25 … 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.
Given how busy our lives can be it’s not surprising that we fall into the trap of neglecting to meet together.
Work. Sport. Friends. Family.
All these commitments pull us in different directions.
Yet the writer is adamant that the recipients of this letter should NOT succumb to this bad “habit”.
If one of the acts of meeting together is to “encourage one another” then this is especially difficult to do when we rarely see each other.
And it’s an excellent reason to also be a member of a small mid-week fellowship group, rather than just the bigger church family that meets on weekends, so we can get to know “one another” better.
I know I miss meeting regularly whilst I’m living overseas and look forward to seeing my church family again.
prayer : help me to be diligent in meeting with my brothers and sisters in Christ on a weekly basis, seeking ways to “encourage” them in their faith
action : try to attend church every Sunday and our small group every Wednesday