This past weekend I had opportunity to attend and watch the streamed event in our church in Monument, Colorado. With my son, Bryan, neighbor Griffin, and classmate Charlie, along with about 40 other men and boys, fellowship was rich.
Psalm 149:1--Hallelujah! Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise in the assembly of the godly.
J. Oswald Sanders wrote in The Pursuit of the Holy, “A heart in fellowship with God and filled with the Spirit finds expression in spontaneous song.” Assembling together as believers is a great way to raise praise. When God is the center of our focus His glory becomes our pursuit. Hallelujah is not just a great word, when expressed it does something positive to our soul. Have you have tried to have a bad day while exclaiming hallelujahs—especially when surrounded by other believers?
Watchman Nee taught in Changed into His Likeness, “Fellowship means among other things that we are ready to receive of Christ from others.” That’s why we need to assemble, to gain blessing from others, to edify and to have no regrets. With the ravaging effects of COVID on gathering, meeting together is even more critical so long as it is conducted in a wise manner. Something to think about . . . in reveration!
The church is never a place, but always a people; never a fold but always a flock; never a sacred building but always a believing assembly.—John Havlik
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)