How does one measure faithfulness to God? Is it the amount of times you attend church services? Is it the amount of money you give? Is it taking part in good works that are helping others?
All of these may play a part rather than just one of them being the only thing to use to measure if one is faithful to God. We know it is important to worship God at church services. The Hebrew writer informs us, "and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NASB) The Hebrew disciples had been absenting themselves from the assembly of the saints as they gathered together to worship on the first day of the week. The writer wants us to know that it is important to be at church services.
There are times that some do not attend the church services. There is usually a reason given as to why they were not there. Someone may have had a headache, they had company, or they are sick and could not come. Sometimes we hear that some do not attend because the seats are too hard. Others say they do not want to be with those hypocrites.
I have found that we will do what we want to do no matter what the barriers. If you wanted to go to a high school football game would you complain because the seats were hard and had no back? I don’t think so, especially when it is a child or grandchild participating. The weather when sitting outside does not even bother people when they are at the game.
The ones who do not want to be around that bunch of hypocrites at church does not mind it when it’s at a ball game. It’s always been amusing to me that the only place it seems hypocrites are rejected is at church. By attending church services it may be that they hear something that motivates them to do better. After all, we’re all sinners. We’re all trying to do better at our lives.
It is important to be faithful to God. It is important to be at the services of the church. Do you have a good reason or just an excuse as to why you can’t go worship God?
25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near."