“Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more as ye see the day approaching – Hebrews 10:24-25”
The Christian life is not one of isolation but of involvement with others. There is to be a separation from the world and its influences while at the same time maintaining a Christ-honoring interaction with every person we meet. In this verse we are encouraged to positive action. We must not be just an observer of what is happening around us, but working to encourage and stimulate others to love and good works.
If we are provoking others to love then we must display a loving sprit ourselves. Love is to be more than just a verbal expression — we are to love in deed and in truth. Love will move us with compassion for those who suffer, with patience toward those who are difficult, and with generosity to those who are in need. Love will also move us to consider others with regard to attending the assembly of saints. Too often thoughts are centered only on how we feel or what we expect to receive.
But we are told that our very presence in the assembly can be a blessing to others and provides the opportunity to encourage them in their service of love. It’s human nature to think about self, but let us pray for grace to grow in our effort to “consider one another.”