And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24
Too many times we may find that we spur (poke, prod, push) others into frustration, anger, sadness or silence by our own self-focused, self-centered words and actions. Yet God calls us to do something very, very different within the Body of Christ.
Through our own lives, our own examples — our words and our actions — we are to spur (poke, prod, push…ENCOURAGE) others into attitudes and actions of love and good deeds. But this can only happen when we first allow the Spirit of Christ to spur us on to be more like Jesus in very real ways — both visible and invisible to other people.
As we let God do this in us — sincerely and intentionally — we will then be used by God to help spur on our brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ to be more like Jesus in loving others and doing good deeds of mercy, kindness, justice, generosity, forgiveness… — all things that will glorify our God and bless other people!
May we each invite the Spirit of our Lord Jesus to spur us on toward love and good deeds…and then, with love, may we do the good deed of spurring on others to do the same! We are meant to be Spirit-spurred as we spur on others!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane