Fellowship - Hebrews 3:13

Cristian fellowship

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

To prevent having an unbelieving heart, stay in fellowship with other believers, talk daily about your mutual faith, be aware of the deceitfulness of sin (it attracts but also destroys), and encourage each other with love and concern.

If you want to fulfill God’s plan for your life, there’s one thing you must not do: Don’t forsake the daily fellowship and encouragement of other believers! Hebrews 3:13 tells us that we need to “… exhort one another daily…” The word for “exhort” that is used in this verse comes from the Greek word parakaleo. It is a compound of the words para and kaleo. The word para means alongside, and the word kaleo means to call, to invite, to speak, or to beckon.

When these two words are compounded into one, it gives the picture of someone who has come closely alongside of another person for the sake of speaking to him, consoling him, comforting him, or assisting him with instruction, counsel, or advice. Jesus used the word paraklete, a derivative of parakaleo, to describe the Holy Spirit as the “Comforter” in John 14:16.

These verses make it abundantly clear that we need to both give and receive encouragement from other believers on a daily basis. We must get into the habit of encouraging one another, doing it so often that it becomes a daily practice!

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