Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. -Proverbs 18:1 KJV
Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. -Proverbs 18:1, ESV
This entry is on Sunday, the day most churches meet.
If you are not attending, why?
Do not forsake the meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing. -Hebrews 10:25
We have the biblical command to meet with other Christians regularly.
This does a few things:
- Gives us opportunities to encourage each other (the rest of Hebrews 10:25)
- Gives us opportunities to spur each other on to loving others and doing good works (Hebrews 10:24) It can be easy to only “seek his own desire” or be lazy apart from the Church.
- Keeps us on the straight and narrow path (Hebrews 10:23). It can be easy to stray from sound doctrine and teachings. Why do you think there are so many cults and people who believe crazy things? (How many raptures have we survived in the last decade alone?)
It is important to meet with others, if for no other reason than to keep us from getting weird ideas.
Most importantly, being together helps us grow more Christ-like.
Therefore, take me to church!
Then I know you came to!