“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” -Revelation 3:20
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” -Hebrews 10:23-25
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:38-39
*My thoughts: The first scripture reminds me of a book I read called Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory. Which was a really great book (I found it very hilarious), I absolutely loved it and recommend it (and if I remember correctly, it isn’t a very long book either). After reading that book, that scripture takes on a different meaning to me. The second scripture has a lot that it is asking us to do – hold onto your confession of hope, encourage others to love, encourage others to do good works, meet together. The first I feel needs to be done on an individual level but the other three can all be done together – meet with others and while meeting encourage them to love and good works. The scripture doesn’t define how, when, where, how often, etc that you will meet – but simply leaves it up to you, just meet together. The third scripture goes along with the first part of the second – hold onto your confession of hope… nothing will separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.