The Importance of Giving and Receiving Scriptural Correction. Hebrews 3
From my reading in Hebrews 3 in the One Year Bible New Testament.
Sin is deadly.
One of the reasons we need others in our lives is to warn us of spiritual blind spots.
“You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.” Hebrews 3:13
The word “warn” here means “to ask for something earnestly… to plead for…” We are to plead with people to run from the sin that is trapping them.
Some times the most loving thing you can do is the most uncomfortable thing you can do.
We all have things in our lives that we are deceived about. If you don’t have people in your life to help you see your sin you can get “stuck” in your sin and your heart can grow hard.
Most people don’t enjoy giving or receiveing this type of “encouragement” because it doesn’t feel good.
True fellowship is forged through this type of unpleasant encouragement. One of the greatest ways to become more like Jesus is to take these warnings seriously.
Today is the only day you can ever actually do anything with.
Yesterday is gone, tomorrow isn’t here yet. As the band Switchfoot says, “today is all you got now, today is all you will ever have.”
We should feel the urgency that life is short, sin is deadly, and lives of people are at stake. Life is to short to tip toe around. If we really love the people in our lives then we must be willing to warn them of their sin in a loving humble way.
Who might you need to “warn” today about their sin?
If someone approached you today about a sin how would you respond?
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