I’ll be starting a new series on Friday’s this week. I’m calling it Friday Meditation. I’ll pick a short passage of scripture, share some brief thoughts, and ask some questions for reflection for the upcoming weekend. At the end will be a short prayer to pray as you go through the weekend.
19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Friday tends to be a pretty good day for a lot of people. It’s the last day of the work week. We are excited about our weekend plans. We might be able to sleep in, catch up on some needed relaxation, or spend time with friends and family. Weekends can also be a time where we have the opportunity to draw near to God through prayer, worship, and service to others.
Questions for reflection:
- How has faith in Jesus changed your life?
- What is on your schedule this weekend that will help you draw near to God?
- Will you be attending church services this weekend?
- How might you spur others toward love and good deeds?
- Who do you know that might need some encouragement this weekend?
Prayer: Lord, please help me to see how I might draw near to you this weekend. Show me how Jesus has changed my life. Help me to see opportunities to spur others on toward love and good deeds. May I be a force of encouragement in the lives of people I come in contact with. Amen.