Let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together– Hebrews 10:24-25a
A church cannot exist without believers who are committed to meeting together for prayer, service, accountability, and biblical instruction. While this seems a self-evident truth, many Christians do not live with this in mind.
This was true even in the infancy of the church. Paul therefore admonishes that we faithfully assemble with others in the church, as often as possible. Otherwise, we are guilty of forsaking thechurch ofJesus Christ and, by extension, Christ.
The spiritual ignorance and apathy that many Christians experience today is chiefly due to a lack of commitment in this regard. They do not learn, mature, or benefit from the sound, practical preaching of God’s Word because they are not there to hear it, not present when it is being prayed for, or not dedicated to living it out through the body of Christ.
But there is another reason, just as important as personal growth, for us to be dedicated to meeting with other saints. We are to be provoking one another to love and good works. We cannot be a help to others in their Christian walk if we are not there to rub shoulders with them, pray with them, and reach out to them.
Consider the needs of others today, as well as yourself, and determine anew to find your place of joyful commitment and service in the body of Christ, for the glory of His name.