[QTVOTD] Encourage one another…

“Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.” Hebrews 3:12-14 ->me: Today I was blessed to talk to my brother in Christ and we were able to encourage one another and commit to standing by each other’s side on our roads to sanctification. Here are my takeaway’s from the verses above. ‘lest there be’ -> direct translation is ‘lest there shall be’ so a better English translation may be “lest there be, as I fear there is”. ‘leading you to fall away’ -> desert, or stand aloof form the Living God; to leave Christ is to depart the Living God (Heb 2:3). ‘as long as it is called “today”‘ -> While to-day lasts (the day of grace, before the coming of the day of glory and judgement at Christ’s coming). To-morrow is the day when idle men work and fools repent; meaning idle men are always putting off work until tomorrow and fools save repenting until tomorrow. To-morrow is satan’s to-day; he doesn’t care what good resolutions you form, if only you fix them for to-morrow. ‘Fellows with Christ’ -> partakers in the Holy Ghost. ‘Our original confidence’ -> The confidence of faith we have begun (Heb 6:11 and Heb 12:2). A Christian, so long as he is not made perfect, considers himself a beginner. [Another great message from John Piper on this topic]

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