25 Jun Psalm 122:1-4; Hebrews 10:24-25
122 I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
2 Our feet are standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem,
3 Jerusalem, that is built
As a city that is compact together;
4 To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord—
An ordinance for Israel—
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 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
I love the picture we get as we study the Songs of Ascent from the Psalms of what it has looked like throughout time to worship God in community. The church should operate just as the Israelites did, as a community worshipping God together as one body. Hebrews cautions us not to neglect gathering together with the body of Christ. Scripture makes it clear that gathering together with fellow believers is vital to our Christian walk. Church isn’t just a place you attend, it’s a body you become part of! Yet American Christians attend church on average less than twice a month. Are you regularly gathering with the body of Christ to worship God and grow together in Jesus? If not, what needs to change to make this a priority? If you are, who can you invite along?