Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Forsaking The House of God

  God has so established His program that attendance in the House of God is essential. Ignoring the opportunities available to us is dangerous. It is dangerous because:

You are depriving yourself of spiritual health - Failure to worship and serve God results in the shriveling of the soul. Your spiritual nature cannot survive if you do not feed it.

Your talents and abilities are being wasted - You are needed. When you fail to do your part as a member of God's work force then the cause of Christ suffers.

You are letting your influence work against God, the truth and the church - Although you do not intended it so, your example says to all who observe your life that the church is not important and that God may safely be ignored. It is especially tragic that those who read this message in your example are often your own children and grandchildren.

Others need you and you need them - By your absence from the church you deprive others of the encouragement you could give them and you deprive yourself of the strength which they could share with you.

Your separation from God may become a permanent one - Life is uncertain. We have no guarantee of what the future holds. Though you intend to come back to the Lord you may wait too long or life may end too soon. The emphasis of the Bible is always upon the now. (2 Cor. 6:2) The future is too uncertain to risk your souls on it.

"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is: but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Heb. 10:25

Rev. W. Scott Lockard

© 2007 Pastor Lockard's Living on the Bright Side Ministries

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