“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)
A friend included this scripture in an email to me. Though I've read it before, I had not found such meaning in it as I did upon this reading. Didn't the Apostle Paul give wonderful counsel in these scant words? In encouraging us to "motiate one another to acts of love and good works," he presents us with a pattern for friendship.
Real friends want just that for each other, to help them do better, to be better. One of the best ways to do that is to pray for each other.
So, for today, I am grateful for friends who "motivate me to acts of love and good works."