October 10, 2010

Forsaking The Assembly, What Does That Mean? – Ray Anderson

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:00 am by kdkelly

You may be asking yourself, “Why is that question being asked when I’ve just read an excellent article about not forsaking the assembly?” I wrote that question because I know it means different things to different people. Some think that they have not forsaken the assembly if they meet with the saints on Sunday morning, sing, pray, give as they have been prospered, and partake of the unleavened bread and fruit of the vine. I can understand that. I used to feel that way. When I first became a Christian that’s what I did. Then I began to wonder whether I was missing something by not coming back on Sunday night. When I gave it a try, I discovered that I was missing a lot. Then I began to wonder whether a Wednesday night “service” would have any value for me. Surprise! It truly did. My wife, who had been a Christian for many years was very patient with me because she knew all along what I had to discover for myself. I think my story is not all that unusual.

The Psalmist wrote, “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” (Psalms 19:7-10) I found true joy in being with the saints whenever there was an assembly. It is sweet. Why don’t you try it?  You’ll like it and God will be pleased with your faithfulness.  Amen

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