Spur One Another On Toward Love

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Let Us - Hebrews 10:24 - Spur One Another On Toward Love- Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Let Us – Hebrews 10:24 – Spur One Another On Toward Love- Growing As Disciples

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)

Consider

There is something that I want you to really consider. I don’t want you to quickly pass over this thought. I want you to really think deeply about this question. You have my full attention. I’m listening attentively to what you want to ask me. Here are my questions. Who can you spur on, inspire and stir up to show my love and do my good deeds to others? This is not as easy of a question as it might seem. Why is that? What will it take for someone to be willing to listen to what you have to say on this subject? That complicates the question doesn’t it? Yes, it does. Why is that? I think at least two things are required for someone to be willing to listen to me. First, I need to have a close enough relationship with other people so that they are willing to listen to what I have to say to them. No one is going to listen a stranger’s words of encouragement to show love and do good deeds to others. A stranger has no reason or right to be heard. The encouraging and challenging words from a stranger are quickly dismissed. That’s right. What else is just as important? If I hope to encourage others to show love and do good deeds then I need to be a role model and example of one who loves others and is doing good deeds. My words alone will not be enough to encourage others to show love and do good deeds. No, they will not. Anything less than my being a role model of showing love and doing good deeds will cause others to think that I am a hypocrite that says one thing and does another. Yes, that’s right.

You are living in close relationship with many people. You are also actively engaged in showing love and doing good deeds to others. Does this mean that you are now ready to tell everyone around you how they can show love and do good deeds towards others? No, it does not mean that. What else is needed? I think there is a right time and place to spur on, inspire and stir up others to show love and do good deeds. How will you ever know the right time and place? Without your help I will probably never know the right time and place to offer the right words of encouragement. I need your help. I need your prompting. I need you to open up the opportunities for me to encourage others to show your love by doing your good deeds. Yes, you do need my help. Yes, you do need my prompting. Yes, you do need the right time and place to speak my words of encouragement. Listening to me and following my prompting is a vital part of considering how you can you spur on, inspire and stir up others to show my love and do my good deeds. Will you allow me to use you to encourage others? Will you act when I prompt you? Will you speak up when I give you the right time, right place and right words? Yes Lord, I will.

Lord, I will consider how I might spur others on toward showing your love and doing your good deeds. Let my life serve as a role model to others of showing your love and doing your good deeds. Help me to stir up, inspire and spur others on to serve you. Amen

Key Question…Who has been a role model for you and spurred you on toward showing God’s love and doing good deeds?

Living It Out… Allow the Lord to use you to spur others on to showing His love and doing His good deeds.

Seeing It Happen… Have faith that the Lord will use you to spur others on to showing love and doing good deeds.

Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how someone has spurred you on to show love and do good deeds.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you allow the Lord to use you to spur others on to show love and do good deeds.

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Spur One Another

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ - Day 267 - Hebrews 10:24 - Spur One Another - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 267 – Hebrews 10:24 – Spur One Another – Growing As Disciples

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)

Love And Good Deeds

That is what I need to be, of that I am sure. I have no doubt. What are you sure of, without any doubt? You want me to be an example of your love to others in the world. You want others to see your love flowing in and out of me. You want others to see your light and life in me. You want me to be a bold and bright witness for you in the world. You want my life to be an example that others can follow. You want me to become like you in all that I think, say, and do. You are my example. Yes, I am. You are molding and shaping me. Yes, I am. You are making me into your masterpiece. Yes, I am. You loved others. Yes, I did. Your life was a demonstration of love as you did good deeds for others. Yes, it was. That is the kind of life I want to live. I want to love like you loved. I want to give like you gave. I want to serve like you served. In every way and on every day, I want to become more and more like you. That is a good and right and pure desire in you.

I will tell you a secret. What’s that? It’s not really a secret. You want what I want. You will not be alone in your efforts. You will not need to struggle and strive and dream up good deeds to do for others. I will bring you opportunity after opportunity to love and do good deeds for others. There may be times when you will wish that you had less opportunities to show love by doing good deeds for others. Don’t grow weary, don’t become tired, don’t give up. I will spur you on. I will encourage and lift you up. I will strengthen you to do the work I will give you to do for me. You will be a bright witness for me in the world. I will accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans through your life. You will bear fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. Thank you, Lord.

There is more. What’s that? As I spur you on to love and good deeds, you will spur others on to love and good deeds. Both your life and your words will encourage others to do my work in the darkness of this world. Look not only for the opportunities I will give you to love and do good deeds but look also for opportunities to spur others on to love and good deeds. Both will come to you in abundance. I will love and do good deeds. I will spur others on to love and do good deeds. Both will be very good. Thank you, Lord, for using me in your service. 

Lord, I know this world is starving for the kind of love that only comes from you. I also know I have fallen far short of demonstrating your love in this world. Help me to love others. Lead me to do good deeds. Make me to be a bright witness for you in this world. Amen

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Spur One Another

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Love - Hebrews 10:24 - Spur One Another - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Love – Hebrews 10:24 – Spur One Another – Growing As Disciples

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24 (NIV) 

Love And Good Deeds 

Think about it. Think about what? Think about how you might spur another person on toward love and good deeds. Are you talking generally or specifically? You tell me. I think you want me to think generally and specifically. That’s right. You could start by thinking about how you have been spurred on toward love and good deeds. I don’t know how that would be helpful. Why is that? The people that have spurred me on toward love and good deeds have almost had to drag me kicking and screaming on the way toward showing love and doing good deeds. Think about that a little more deeply. I’m thinking. Nothing is coming. Then, I will ask you some questions. Go ahead, I’m listening. Did the person that dragged you, kicking and screaming, toward showing love and doing good deeds go with you? Yes, they did. They went ahead of me. They dragged me. Did they give you some elaborate theory as to why you should show love and do good deeds or did they simply provide you an example? They might have given me a few words of encouragement, but, they mostly provided me with an example. Did the person that spurred you on toward showing love and doing good deeds take no for an answer? Did they easily give up on you? No, they didn’t. They were quite persistent. They were even willing to drag me along, if necessarily. I’ll bet that was no fun for them. That’s right. But, they got you going, didn’t they? They spurred you on. Yes, they did. What general principles have you learned so far? I can spur someone on to showing love and doing good deeds by going with them and by being their example. Also, I shouldn’t take no for an answer by easily giving up on others.  That’s right. Will you do these things? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.  

Now let’s talk a little more specifically. I’m listening. Did you become active in showing love and doing good deeds through some mass appeal? What do you mean by that? How often have you responded favorably to a general request for your help? Not, very often. But not, never. Would you say that making a mass appeal to a large group is a good way to spur someone on toward showing love and doing good deeds? No, I would not. What is a good way to spur someone on toward showing love and doing good deeds? I need to ask and encourage people that I know to join me in showing love and doing good deeds. They can join me in the work that you have already given me to do for you. Yes, they can. Yes, they will, when you ask them. 

Lord, I want to encourage others in their faith. Help me to carefully consider how I can spur others on in showing love and doing good deeds. Use me as a role model of showing love and doing good deeds. Help me to take action in showing and doing good deeds. Amen

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