Keep the Fires Burning

…not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. – Hebrews 10:25

The immature Christian withdraws from the fellowship of other Christians. One of the ways we know we’re on the road to immaturity is when we feel that church doesn’t matter much anymore. We don’t have to go to church to become Christians, but attending church is necessary for us to grow spiritually. Attending a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching fellowship will inspire and motivate us in the direction of maturity. Mature Christians will want not only to be blessed but also to be a blessing to others.

God saved us to be part of His body. Our fingers couldn’t work without our hands, and our hands couldn’t work without our wrists. Our wrists couldn’t work without our arms, and our arms wouldn’t work without our shoulders. God has designed us to need each other and to care for each other. When someone begins down the road to immaturity, they don’t attend church as often as they used to. As a result, no one is around to hold them accountable and encourage them to be responsible.

One log in the fireplace doesn’t burn very well. Logs need to be piled together to keep a flame alive. The flame lasts longer when several logs are burning together. Each of us is a log in God’s fire. Don’t separate yourself from the other logs. Their flame will be less, and yours will eventually burn out.