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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

the Critical Care Unit


And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:24,25 NIV




The church is the spiritual Critical Care Unit for those seeking much needed spiritual care. The church is the body of Christ, it is where we get what we need to keep us spiritually healthy. If one doesn't meet together with the church it is hard to maintain a healthy walk in Christ.

The Hebrew writer shares some important thoughts in chapter ten. He speaks about considering how to spur one another on to love and good deeds, not giving up on meeting together and encouraging one another. Really he is talking about what is necessary for a Christian's spiritual well being.

When he says “let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds”. He saying let's put our heads together and find ways of helping one another love as Christ did and find ways of doing good for others as He did.


He then says let us not give up meeting together”, because not meeting with the church is a bad habit to get in to. It is when we are together that we are the strongest. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says this; “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken”. NIV There is strength in numbers. When we meet together regularly we grow stronger, we are better equipped to withstand all that the world has to throw at us.


His final point is to remind us that our meeting together is how we encourage one another to remain faithful until the end. Just like crowds gather at a sporting event to cheer their team on to victory, we need to gather to cheer each other on to victory in Christ.


So visit the Critical Care Unit when they gather, get the much needed spiritual care to help you on your way. Not only will you get the help you need , you will be giving help to others as well.


© 2012 Leo J. Woodman


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