A Busy Life Cure
Posted: Tuesday, November 11
Verse of the day:
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. (Hebrews 10:25)
Most of us have pretty busy schedules. Between work schedules, family time, kid’s athletic games, house work, and church we can often feel strapped for time. In those really busy seasons of life we begin to feel run down and feel tempted to cut back on our “meeting together.” Is there any harm in that? We work hard, we have lots of obligations so shouldn’t we just cut back on church time to recoup and take it easy?
This line of thinking is nothing new. 2000 years ago the writer of Hebrews warns against this same mentality. But what’s the big deal? The big deal is that we live in a world that wants to pull us away from the things of God. The temptation to pull away from God is going to continue to get stronger as we get closer to Christ’s return. Speaking about what the last days will be like Jesus says in Matthew 24:12-13,”Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” None of us want to be the one here that Jesus is describing. We have to constantly be on guard against letting our love for Him grow cold.
Instead of meeting together less we should be meeting together more as we see Christ’s return coming. We need the encouragement that comes from the teaching of God’s Word, & the support from being with like-minded believers. I want to encourage you if you have gotten in a habit of attending church less and doing other things more to reconsider what you are doing. Is your love for God growing warmer or is it beginning to grow cold? What changes do you need to make in order to prioritize “meeting together?”