An Epistle Written Unto The Christians
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Sprit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Dear readers, where have you been in this time where God has called you to love him in truth, and not just by your lips? It is our reasonable service unto our Lord, who has saved us from the endless pit of fire, to live our lives as living sacrifices, holy, and acceptable unto him (Roman 12:1-2). It is unbelievable that many of us have forsaken the brothers and sisters in Christ (whom God has given us to be ministers unto and to exalt by God’s word), for the distraction of the world. God called us to live for him, to be separate from the world, and to renew our minds in his word, yet we only do it on Sunday morning. Some of us may say, “I try to attend every church service! I even attend every church program, so I am doing my part”. Friends, your heart is still far from God when you do this thing for show or just do it out of habit.
It is true that the world has many things to offer, and we think that if we control ourselves in how much we mingle with these things we can have some good times and still be holy. It may be Friday night after a long week of work and we say it in our heart, “I deserve a little fun to watch movies, play video games, go shopping, or hang out with friends”. Friends, do you see something wrong here? Let me tell you that these things are vain and will not be beneficial unto us. If we spend our time doing what we called “fun things,” and set our eyes and desires at these things to fulfill the lusts of the flesh then where is the edification of our souls? How can we worship God in spirit and in truth, and have fellowship with the saints of God if we spend our time mingling with worldly entertainment and the philosophies of this world?
God called us to have fellowship with him. If the love letter from God to us (which is the Bible) is covered in dust from the last church service to the next, it is time to bring our Bibles out and have a sweet fellowship with the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. He will make us beneficial in his ministry among his saints (1 Corinthians 1:9 and 1 John 1:3).
Jesus taught us that on these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets (Matthew 22:37-40): the first commandment is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind, and this is what the true worshipper should be, and likewise, the second commandment is to love thy neighbor as thyself. It is needful for us to have fellowship with one another, and in doing so we admonish and comfort one another in Christ. Christians, we should be preferring one another over the distractions of this world (Roman 12:10-11). It saddens me that some of us have very little desire, if any, to study God’s word and to be with one another, but we can spend all our time doing everything else and being busybodies instead of doing this ONE needful thing. Friends, be not slothful but be fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. It is God’s commandment to us that we should believe on him and love one another (1 John 3:23).
As the Father hath loved me, so has Jesus loved you: continue ye in his love,
Your fellow laborer in Christ
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