A question to you, Since you are struggling for work and business keeping God aside, Are you richer than who?
Do not join those who are seeking God when they have problems, instead let it be a lifestyle. A day spent with God is better than years outside God.
Hebrew 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
And that makes perfect sense in the context of being told, abandoning Jesus would be the worst mistake anyone could make.
It seems that some of the Christians in our world today have made it their manner of life to abandon, turn their back on, and desert the church.
The Hebrew writer is telling us to grow closer together. He is telling us to figure out ways to rekindle the desire in each other to love and do good works.
He is telling us to encourage each other more and more, so that no one walks away from Christ. He is telling us not to turn our back on the church and on the church’s togetherness.
Does this passage mean the church should meet together, gather together, assemble together? Absolutely. That’s what it means to be the “church.”
It means we are a group of people who have been gathered together by Jesus and we make it our custom to gather together regularly to encourage each other and stir each other up to be loving and do good works.
But I do not believe it is fair to call missing a service, “forsaking the assembly.” There are plenty of people who’ve abandoned Christianity and abandoned their church family, because of their business, work and many other things. But occasionally missing a service is not the same as “forsaking the assembly.”
Think about it this way: I have a lot of work to do at the office today and I will probably have to miss dinner with my family this evening. It is disappointing, but it does not mean I have made it my custom to “abandon eating with my family.
There are certainly some men who have abandoned, forsaken, or deserted their family togetherness, but occasionally missing dinner does not qualify. In fact, it would be downright cruel to accuse a husband and father of abandoning his family in a situation like this.
Similarly, it seems a vast exaggeration to accuse someone of “abandoning” congregational meetings because they were not present one week. Does this mean it’s ok for church togetherness to not be a priority in our lives? Absolutely not.
Being together with our church family should be of utmost importance to us. Everything must have to balance, business and work should not cheat the gathering of brethren and gathering of the brethren should not cheat business and work.
And perhaps the more we focus on making our meetings a place where people are encouraged and stirred up to love and do good works, the more people will desire to come together. It’s our duty to live a life that is creating harmony not nuisance. Above all, peace makes are the world changers