Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each other, especially as you see the day drawing near. (Hebrews 10:25, Common English Bible)

This admonition written to the Hebrew Christians about 64 A.D. is still relevant today. Many people claim to be Christians but prefer to enjoy weekend sports. Some say church is boring. Others say they don’t believe in organized religion. Modern research has proved that group singing improves health. Other studies say people who meet with other like-minded people are more likely to be content. This works both ways. Your attendance is a blessing to others and their presence encourages you.

Instead of chanting for your favorite sports team today, try praising God in His sanctuary. If this is your worship day, be there. Keep on going.

Prayer: Lord, there are many places I could be today, but I choose to attend a worship service to honor You. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

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