NKJV –  And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,  not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
Of course we know that when we come to worship, it is to worship the Lord. From these verses though, it can also be seen that we come together to:
1. To stir up love and good works
2. To exhort one another – if necessary
The main reason for me making this post though, is because I would like to ask a question. At the end of verse 25 we read, “and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”
My question is: Is “Day” as referred to here speaking of the Lord’s Day when we all come to worship, Judgment Day, or both?
Isn’t it wonderful to be a Christian?
It’s after 2 PM and we just got home from the church building. We’ve been there over 5 hours, and it was wonderful. Bible class, worship, congregational meeting (quarterly), fellowship meal, devo & song service (with the young men–ages 3 and up–each leading a song). Now we’ll rest for an hour and then go to the nursing home for our monthly visit.
A1 & A2 are preparing to go to church camp in Dahlgren this afternoon for 4 days. A3 won’t know what to do around here without them!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Life has been quite hectic and so my priorities have not included blogging. Our oldest daughter will be flying back to the states tomorrow night, using her one-way ticket. 🙂 The remaining five of us will follow her in three weeks. Prayers for her safe travels will be greatly appreciated.
We worshiped with the Monduli congregation today. George has been instructing them in personal evangelism. The congregation has been enjoying these classes immensely, begging him to keep coming. One elderly lady, who cannot even read or write, said today that his lessons were sweeter than sugar. It is so encouraging to us to see their zeal. George also taught a wonderful lesson on the beautitudes, from Matthew 5, of course. 🙂
This evening the missionaries got together to have a meal, have a devotional in English, and everyone also took turns expressing kind remarks and well wishes to Julia. Kind of emotional for her family. All in all, it’s been a wonderful Lord’s Day.
It’s Sunday . . . the (REAL) first day of the week also known as the LORD’s day (Rev. 1:10). Monday is only the first day of the BUSINESS week. Think about it. Many calendars now show Monday in the first day of the week spot (far left) or at least allow that as an optional view (i.e., electronic versions). How secular we have become. And don’t forget C.E. (Common Era) and B.C.E. instead of B.C. and A.D. (Anno Domini; lit. year of our Lord).