Hebrews 10:24-25 (KJV) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 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
It’s true. We need each other. We cannot make it alone. In fact, God calls us to come together regularly to encourage and lift one another up; how can we grow stronger and go deeper in our walk with God without others at our side? We are called to live a life of service and of faith. Faith that is in action – not just something we say but something that moves us so much, we simply MUST do something.. Just as Jesus saw others faith, so too, others ought to see ours.
Believers are to consider how they can be of service to each other, especially stirring up each other to the more vigorous and abundant exercise of love, and the practice of good works. The communion of saints is a great help and privilege, and a means of stedfastness and perseverance. We should observe the coming of times of trial, and be thereby quickened to greater diligence. There is a trying day coming on all men, the day of our death.
~~ Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary
These things are even more important as we see the Day draw near. It’s about more than just making an appearance in a building somewhere, when its convenient for you. Its about ministering to one another; showing your faith (by your presence) rejoicing and worshipping – And believe it or not we are ministering to the Lord as well when we come together. ❤
We are all a part of the body of Christ; important to a greater purpose. Each part of the body does its part when we come together. Its a testimony to our faith; it strengthens those in need; helps ensure none are lost We are built up; edified. We are meant to stay together and help each other so that we may finish together.
It’s a real challenge to many (myself included) who have been raised and taught to do it alone. To be strong, to endure by your own strength and will if you want to succeed.
Isn’t it such a blessing that His ways are not our ways?
As we read, we see clearly how unwise and dangerous for us to try to do this alone. Many have rightly said, “There is no such thing as a lone ranger Christian.” This is confirmed in Gen. 2:18: It’s not good for man to be alone. We need each other and we need the “lifting up” that helps us keep going even in the midst of difficult times.
Let us come together and share in the love of the Lord ~ the Greatest command ~