Spirit & Life Devotional
Saturday, September 20
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
1 Corinthians 14:26 ASV "What is it then, brethren? When ye come together, each one hath a psalm, hath a teaching, hath a revelation, hath a tongue, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying."
EXHORTING ONE ANOTHER
A church exists for worshiping God and for the edification of ourselves. That's why everyone of us must belong to a church (a group of people gathered together in His name whether they are many or few), and make attendance and participation a top priority.
The purpose for every activity done in a Christian gathering must be to edify; not to show off, not to impress, not to manipulate, nor to intimidate. Every other thing can wait; Church is all about iron sharpening iron, children of God strengthening each other, equipping one another, being there for each other, making ourselves better, more productive, more effective; helping one another fulfil our God given individual and collective purposes, to be focused, disciplined, always ready, and to remain rooted in the faith and in Christ. The stronger a church is the safer its members are and the more edified they can be.
Hebrews 10:25 says, "Not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day drawing nigh."