Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 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. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 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.
The beauty of gathering together and practicing our faith together is that we get to encourage one another. So, we are not to allow our getting together to worship God become some routine thing to obey a rule.
Therefore, we should strive to NEVER allow our greeting other brothers and sisters to become routine.
When we greet another, we are being given the opportunity to encourage and help uplift one another in any situation that we are facing. Also, we are called to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
Is greeting others in love a good deed? Of course it is.
Because you are being a conduit of the love and joy of the Lord, which may be an example and an encouragement to the friend and to the visitor.
[LET US PRAY TO SPUR ONE ANOTHER ON IN GODLY LOVE AS WE GREET.]