Imagine the scene…It’s been a very difficult week at work. You’ve been given more to do than you can possibly get done. Your superiors don’t seem to care that you’re overloaded, they just want results. You’re stressed out and frazzled. Supper is over and it’s Wednesday night, and your spouse says, “It’s time to get ready for Wednesday night Bible study.” Question: What are you thinking at this point?
Some might answer that question with an answer similar to the following, “Oh great! It’s Wednesday night and we have Bible study. I’ve had a rough week, I’m just not up for it tonight.”
Others might answer that question with an answer similar to this, “Oh great! It’s Wednesday night and we have Bible study. I’ve had a rough week, and I need something to lift my spirits.”
Same scenario, different responses. Which would you give? Friends, if our response would be more in line with the first answer, then at least one of two things are wrong. 1) Our assemblies aren’t offering the fellowship and encouragement they should be offering, or 2) We have lost perspective of what a privilege and blessing it is to be able to open God’s word, learn more of Him, and fellowship with the saints.
Have you had a hard week? It’s Wednesday, and most places will have Bible study tonight. What will your decision be?
“I was glad when they said to me, ‘let us go to the house of the Lord!'” (Psalm 122:1).