Hebrews 10:25 (NKJV) not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.
If there were ever a time for believers to come together, it is today. But this pandemic has put an end to that. Just the other day, I was saying to a friend, this pandemic has put an end to gathering in churches to worship and hear the Word of God. In Maryland, the week before Resurrection Sunday, Easter that is, churches were allowed to meet again up too 100 percent capacity of their sanctuaries. But to this day, many churches remain closed. Why? It is my opinion, that many believers have put politics before God. Now, I am not making a pitch for one political party over another. All I am saying, that it is sad, that believers are putting politics before God. Take for instance, my friend says he and many of the people in the church that he attends wants to meet again for “in-person”, as the new term goes, service. But they don’t want to go back too soon. So, I said to him, what is “too soon”? And he said, not before everyone gets the vaccine. And he just made my point. Politicians have politized this pandemic, that is what they do. But it is a sad day in America when believers put politics before God. Instead of politicizing this pandemic, believers need to draw together in love around the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. We need to study the Word of God together. God reveals certain things to a group that He will not give to any one person. For this reason, we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together. We are to draw near in faith towards God. We are to draw near in hope for ourselves. And we are to draw near in love for others. These are the three graces, if you will: faith, hope and love. We are to meet together, “and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” What Day is the writer talking about? For the Jewish people who are being addressed here, the Day may have been the destruction of their Temple in A.D. 70. Where would they meet after the Temple was destroyed. Well, the writer urges them to just keep meeting together. And they did. They began to meet together in private homes. Perhaps, these days, we are to meet in smaller groups in private homes, as we see the day approaching. What Day? The day of Jesus’ return. Yes, no one knows the day or the hour. But after today, we know for certain that we are one day closer too whenever that Day may be.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.