But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:13
Every day offers opportunity to provide encouragement. It begins in our homes, then continues on as we go through our daily lives. A smile, kind word, pat on the back or hug can mean so much to someone.
In this verse, Paul told the importance of encouragement to the early Christians. He knew they were surrounded by sin and could easily fall into the deceitfulness of it. He also knew of the power of encouragement to keep one another lifted and built up. In our day and time, we also are surrounded by temptation and evil at every turn. Christian encouragement is something we should do each day to bless our brothers and sisters in the Lord and to show a positive and loving gesture to all those we see.
May we keep our eyes open and always be ready each day to offer encouragement to others!