Encourage Each Other

I watched a fire blazing in the fireplace. When I left the room, there were three logs glowing brightly. Thirty minutes later, I looked at the fire again. One of the logs had rolled off the grating and was by itself. The log had turned dark and was not providing any light or warmth. The other two logs were still together and gave off heat and light.

Sometimes when we face a difficult situation in life, we become depressed and want to be left alone. We may even stop going to church. That is a big mistake. We need to continue going to church where we can receive God’s love and encouragement from our brothers and sisters in Christ.

The writer of Hebrews wrote about this in Hebrews 10:24-25. “We should think about each other to see how we can encourage each other to show love and do good works. We must not quit meeting together, as some are doing. No, we need to keep on encouraging each other. This becomes more and more important as you see the Day getting closer.”

When you are facing times of trouble and are tempted to be alone, depend on other Christians to encourage you and keep you close to God and His Word.