"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."
Have you ever driven by a marina and noticed all the boats tied down in their slips, not being used? I have always wondered what reasons the owners would give to explain why their boats sit idle so much of the time.
* I’m just too busy with the kids.
* I’m working overtime these days.
* My family doesn’t want to go with me.
* I end up spending too much money.
* It’s raining - it’s too cold - it’s too hot.
* The marina employees aren't friendly.
* I rode in boats all the time as a child.
All these explanations actually sound quite similar to some of the reasons people give to rationalize their reasons for not going to church any more. For sure, there isn’t an excuse that God hasn’t already heard.
My husband and I like to say, "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord" (Psalm 122:1).
Now take a humorous look at why some people DO go to church. Do you know people like these two guys?
Prayer for Your Church
Lord, I pray that we may all be one. Just as You are in me and I am in You ... may we all work together as one, so that the world will believe that You sent us to share Your Gospel message (John 17:21).
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