(7) TO MAKE WORK MORE IMPORTANT THAN GOD’S WILL IS A MISTAKE.

7. TO MAKE WORK MORE IMPORTANT THAN GOD’S WILL IS A MISTAKE.
Exodus 5:4,5 – “Then the king of Egypt said to them, ‘Moses and Aaron, why do you take the people from their work? Get back to your labor.’ And Pharaoh said, ‘Look, the people of the land are many now, and you make them rest from their labor!'”
Pharaoh didn’t care about God’s will, but Christians today must. It is regrettably the case that sometimes duties conflict with each other. We need to provide for our family (cf. I Tim. 5:8) and we need to assemble with the saints (cf. Heb. 10:24,25). In our culture, sometimes people are required to work on Sunday mornings (a police officer, for example). If such is the case, that person will be present Sunday evening to worship if at all possible (which is a fundamental reason for having a Sunday evening assembly). However, if one’s job prevents him from regularly gathering with the saints any time on the Lord’s day, it would be wise to seek different employment. One who is unwilling to do this has misaligned priorities.

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