Thursday, March 4, 2010

Encouraging Others

exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13

The root meaning has to do with coming alongside to give help. The writer is
saying. . .

Get alongside each other and help each other (MacArthur, John F. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary: Hebrews, Moody Press, 1983, pg 92)).’”

Depending on what the situation calls for, encouragement can be a gentle word, a hug, practical help, or a kick in the pants. Yet it is always done from alongside, never condescendingly.

NavPress Bible study, Hebrews, NavPress, Colorado Springs, CO: 1989, pgs 54-55


  1. Thank you Donna, for all the wonderful teaching you do every day! I want you to know how much this means to me. I learn so much from you. This post makes me want to walk beside someone with love today!

  2. That's really nice. I wouldn't have thought that.

  3. Bonnie, Thanks so much for your comment. I am happy that these little insights are helpful to you. The encouragement is appreciated and makes me want to keep going.