11/10 Hebrews 3:13

13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

Our senses are continually assaulted with the message of the world. Commercials tell us that we will be happy and desirable if we just use their product. Entertainment often sends the message that the perfect person is out there just waiting for you to find him or her. Our flesh seeks temporal fulfillment in things that promise way more than they can deliver. Sin is deceitful. That is why we need to exhort one another every day.

When you run into a brother or sister in Christ, ask the person what God is showing them today. Share with them what God has put on your heart or a Scripture God brings to mind. Encourage those you meet. Give that person who looked downcast a phone call and see how you might help cheer him or her up. Remind them of the blessings of God in their life. Don't wait until tomorrow. Do it today.

If you see a brother or sister in Christ who has fallen for the deceitfulness of sin, gently and lovingly remind that fellow believer of the consequences of following that path. Remind the person how much more fulfilling and adventurous it is to walk in the Spirit. Offer to help them make the change.

Consider: Soldiers in battle rely on the resources and support of one another. We are in the greatest battle of all. Take the initiative to offer or ask for support.