Hebrews 3:12 Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. 13 You must warn each other every day, while it is still "today," so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.
Sometimes I think that it is easier to consider God from a distance than God who is right here. Sometimes I think it is easier to think of the God of eternity than the God of right now. We are learning from the book of Hebrews that we tend to quickly get out of alignment with God, with the intimate and near God who has gone to such great lengths to make that closeness of relationship possible. The writer of the book exhorts us to warn each other every day to turn to God so that we won't be turned by the world and hardened against God. It seems that we are either drawing near or drawing apart and there is no middle ground, when it comes to our walk with the Lord. It seems that we have a capability for self deception and we need to encourage each other in this challenge. Perhaps we can find new purpose as we look to Him on a daily basis, that we might enjoy His presence and that we might be an encouragement to others, as they also encourage us. Our purpose is to be purposeful in bringing the focus back to the Lord day by day!