My devotional reading this morning speaks of cynicism – a subtle sin that spreads doubt. It is a popular thing to be cynical. Too much optimism seems out of touch with the world around us. It is OK to be a cynic, to spread doubt and criticism. If our words are biting enough then people will listen. But if we are constantly being the cynic then what does this do to our community?
Hebrews 10: 22 – 25 says:
“…let us go right into the presence of God, with true hearts fully trusting him. … Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we have,for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near.”
Today I will try to look for ways to encourage or receive encouragement. It is another “sedation day” so that may be a challenge for me.