Hebrews 10:24-25 and Sandhill Cranes Take Flight at Dawn, Platte River Valley, Central Nebraska.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 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 10:24-25 (ESV)
Meeting Together with Fellow Believers
The Bible calls us to encourage one another and to help each other grow in faith. The primary way we do this is by meeting together.
With the Covid-19 threat some areas have placed heavy restrictions on churches, but in other areas the restrictions are minimal. Too many believers who live in less restricted areas still aren’t attending church. They view services online or not all, but believers need to realize that “online church” is not church.
God understands that some of us cannot get out and go, but for those of us who can, God commands us to gather together. We can meet in our church buildings or in our homes. It doesn’t matter where, it just matters that we do.
The Bible calls us not live in fear (2 Timothy 1:7) and the proper precautions need to be taken, but God wants His people to meet together.
Read all of Hebrews 10.
Psalm 68:4-5 and Desert Rock Formations, Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
“Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts, whose name is the LORD, and exult before Him. A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, is God in His holy habitation.” Psalm 68:4-5
Even Through Deserts
Praise the Lord that He is “a father to the fatherless.” Though a desert seems barren there is life there. If you look close at this desert landscape photo you will see a bird flying above the rock formations. God carries us through our lives and through deserts. We are never barren when we have the Lord.
Read all of Psalm 68
Psalm 139:11-12 and a Gull at Sunrise, Lake Huron, Northern Michigan.
“If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, and the light around me will be night,’ the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.” Psalm 139:11-12
God Sees in Both Darkness and Light
Sometimes the situations in our lives seem dark and uncertain, but God knows all. Even in our darkest hours He sees everything clearly. His eyes see light in our darkness. That’s a powerful truth to hold onto when times seem uncertain and even when life is good.
To find encouragement in knowing God cares for you read all of Psalm 139.
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