Sin is always an ever-present danger in our walk with the Lord. We face a very dangerous enemy who, even though he has lost us to heaven, is always looking to neutralize or negate our walk with the Lord. We must be cognizant of any sin that creeps into our lives and, as a safeguard, we need to remain accountable to a local church body. Conversely, we need to keep an eye out for others who have been “knocked off the path,” so they do not get left behind.
We are commanded here to exhort one another daily, the implication being that our obligation to the church body is not once or twice per week, but every day. There are plenty of ways in which modern technology negatively dominates our lives, but ministering to one another is an area where it can excel. We can easily use our electronic devices to send an encouraging verse from our Bible app, call someone to check in on them and to pray with them, or to send a text of encouragement. The point is that we need each other and need to be involved in each other’s lives in order that we may all finish the race well. Lord, grant us a circle of saints to whom we are accountable and give us a heart to reach out to them daily, and provide us with the right words of encouragement as we minister to those closest to us.