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Focus Verse of the Week

Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.  "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. (Hebrews 10:12-13)

Classic Commentary

On the principle of grace, the Hebrews are exhorted to encourage themselves in the path of faith. They are to watch against the buddings of sin among them, whether in yielding to the desires of the flesh, or in giving up Christian privileges for something of the world. They are to walk so courageously that their evident joy and blessing (which is always a distinct testimony and one that triumphs over the enemy) should make the weak feel that it was their own assured portion also. Thus strength and healing would be administered to them instead of discouragement. The path of godliness … was to be made easy, a beaten path to weak and lame souls; and they would feel more than stronger souls the comfort and value of such a path.

(Adapted from john darby's synopsis of the new testament, hebrews 12)

A Thought to Keep

Christians are not called to walk alone, nor bear their burdens alone. We should find encouragement as we see the Holy Spirit upholding those around us. That same Spirit supports us as well.