Proverbs 4:20-22: My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Meditation: …..and health to all their flesh. Hearing, obeying and applying the Word of God is like getting a dose of medicine for whatever may be ailing you! Here’s the catch. You have to be present to hear the Word before you can obey and apply it! As your Pastor or Sunday School teacher prepares the sermon or lesson each week, contained in that sermon/lesson is life changing, heart healing, relationship restoring, sight giving, and soul saving medicine. Every time you are absent from the services, you are missing out on that medicine that will bring healing to you. One wouldn’t dare skip out on taking their heart medicine but that’s exactly what one does when they miss church services. And with every dose that is missed, that particular ailment that you’ve been dealing with only gets worse and festers (anger, jealousy, envy, hypocrisy etc.) You want to start feeling healthy again? Come to church….it’s really a hospital for sinners, not a resort for saints!
Prayer: Lord, please speak to those who have for one reason or another, lost their desire to worship or perhaps feel disenfranchised. May they feel a sense of urgency to come back and receive the Word of God that brings life and health. Amen