Reflections on Hebrews 10

"23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 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." -Hebrews 10:23-25 These verses really paint a picture of what fellowship is like and how people should respond to salvation: they respond by holding fast to God because he has forgiven and does not remember our sins. It's this knowing and confidence in God that allows Christians to walk boldly and uplift one another.

This is all good, but verses 24 and 25 contain a bit of warning about "neglecting to meet together" and how that can be a habit. I find myself in that position where I do sometimes do things on my own and not recognize the true power and biblical strength in meeting with others and encourage others. Oftentimes, this happens because school might be busy or there are other activities on the side, but these verses tell me that setting a priority to meeting with one another is vital, no matter how busy I may perceive my schedule is.

Sometimes, I don't regard community with as much importance as I need to, and these verses pose me a challenge: regularly meet up with people in my fellowship and uplift each other while we take the common path to draw closer to Christ, because it's essential to growing in spiritually and thriving.