Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Poke someone on Face....

"And let us consider hot to provoke one another to love and good deeds"
Heb 10:24

Reading
Heb 10:19-25

"Poke" someone in the Facebook is well understood. But, its a surprise to know that there is a Biblical way to "Poke" someone. Here, poke should be pushed to the point of provoking. Provoke is a strong word and most of the translations preserve the word, while some use "encourage" and "stir." Even though Provoke may sound antithetical (directly opposed) idea where to love, but, that is how God wants us to provoke someone, or simply, keep poking someone today.

Keep poking? yes, push them to a point of irritation (provocation) to an action of love and good deed. How wonderful is this idea. Encourage is not the word here, but, provocation is. Push someone to the edge to have them do something wonderful. This is an exhortation to the whole of Christian community to practice. The usual provocation of teasing each other should cease and here something new should begin. Though there is nothing new about it, only the end differs. Lets all, poke, provoke and push someone to a good deed of love.

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