Daily Reflections

Stir Up Love

February 14, 2021 Erin Davis

Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. —Hebrews 10:24

Without context, Hebrews 10:24 sounds like a reminder to send a Hallmark card to someone you love. But look again. There’s nothing small about what the writer is revealing.

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus . . . let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith. (vv. 19–22)

The writer is pointing us back to the Old Testament where the presence of God rested behind a curtain, accessible to only a select few, and where atonement for sins required
a constant cycle. Through His death, Christ secured our atonement once and for all, and we’re free to enter His presence with confidence.

Hebrews 10:24 is a battle cry to remind each other of the gospel, to regularly point each other toward the bigness and goodness of God. The invitation isn’t simply to extend hope but gospel hope that fixates on the miraculous work of Christ for us, something we can’t remind each other of too often.

Make it Personal

Consider how can you remind other believers of the gospel today. Use that prompt as your grid for what you say, send, and post.