For You From The Word
Let us not give up meeting together … let us encourage one another. (Hebrews 10:25)
For You To Think About
In the New Testament, the word “encourage” has several different meanings (depending on which word was used in the original Greek).
One of the most significant is parakaleo (as used in Hebrews 10:25), which is translated as:
- To call near
- To invite
- To comfort
Think of it this way: when you encourage a woman who faces an unplanned pregnancy, you can:
- Call her near to the love of God
- Invite her to know Christ
- Offer comfort from Christ’s unconditional acceptance
Hebrews 10:25 tells us to encourage one another. In other words, your encouragement can fill a woman with courage to walk with God.
For You To Pray
Show me how to encourage someone who faces an unplanned pregnancy. Give me words to call her near to You, invite her to know Christ, and experience His comfort.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.