And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,Hebrews 10: 24
When you think of the word instigator, what comes to mind? Usually, the word is associated with the negative impact of a troublemaker or an agitator. Keeping things stirred up in a negative way is very easy. I know which buttons to push (and not to push) to stimulate a response. It doesn’t take much thought or effort.
But in the passage above it is clear that the encouragement to “stir up one another” is intended to be positive.
Think: initiate or motivate. And it’s important to note that he calls us to “consider how to stir up.” We should give it some thought as to how we will initiate or motivate others to live a life of love, filled with good works.
Occasionally, I receive a comment about these brief thoughts and that’s the biggest reason why I write. I want to stir you up to a deeper relationship with Christ. I know we’re busy, but even a few minutes during the day can make a difference.
Take some time on this day to consider how you might stir up someone else in a positive Christ-like way.