Marching Orders: 4

Part 4 of 4

In the first post I gave three orders given by the Apostle Paul to the Church at the end of the Church age (Hebrew 10:22-25).  Each order begins with the words “let us”.

1. Let us draw near.

2. Let us hold fast.

3. Let us consider one another.

In part two of this series, we looked at the first of these orders.

In part three we looked at number two.

You guessed it, part four will be concerning the third “let us” of the Apostle Paul.  “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:”

Photo by rhythm beating silence aka rbs

It is easy to find fault, it is easy to focus on the negative, and it is easy to consider ourselves before others.  Anyone can do that!  But Scripture teaches us to do the opposite.  We need to have compassion on each other.

 1 Peter 3:8-9 8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

Compassion will lead to edification.  To edify is to build.  Let’s face it, tearing something down is a lot easier than building it up.  Someone’s reputation for example; it takes time to build a good reputation but it can be destroyed by one bad decision or one lie.  Be like God.  God is a builder.  Satan is a destroyer.  

Also, focusing on others causes us to take our eyes off of ourselves.  We stop asking “What can my church do for me?”  Instead we ask, “What can I do for my church.”  Too many have a cruiseship mentality when we need to have a battleship mentality.

Warriors of Morning – Consider Others and Be Unified!