11/11/19: Hebrews 10:18-39; Psalm 109:1-31; Proverbs 27:13
Having played a lot of sports I realize how devastating it can be to a sports team when a teammate is unable to play due to an injury or other priority. First, the missing teammate is often left behind while the team travels and the athlete loses the opportunity to join in the comradery of not only playing the game but in just being a member of a team with a common goal.
Secondly, the team will miss the individual and the unique talents they bring to the entire group of players. Every position, every skill is vital assembling a winning team.
Just reflect a minute or two — how much more does this reality apply to the Body of Believers?
Hebrews 10: 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching: