… 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.
Hebrews 10:25 NIV
No doubt you’ve heard the phrase “creatures of habit,” and immediately thought of habits you have—good and bad. That morning cup of java, parking in the same space, driving the same route to the store, sitting in the same place in church. Even our furry friends have habits—napping in the same place, eating at the same time, etc.
Apostle Paul told his protégé Timothy that some people, “get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to” (1 Timothy 5:13 NIV). Being idle can get us into trouble. 2 Thessalonians 3:11 (NIV) tells us, “We hear that some of you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.”
Let’s be “busy” meeting together and encouraging one another rather than being busybodies. Let’s be creatures of habit who routinely reach out to others with Christ’s love and being good examples of hard-working people.
- Pray that your hands will not be idle but busy touching the world with good works that glorify God.
- Pray that you make meeting with and encouraging others a habit.