Speaking without practicing is to God an abomination

Don’t think that you can speak well of God, of Christ, of the Bible, of prayer, of spirituality, and treat your neighbor badly. The greatest commandments are two: love God and your neighbor. We can’t choose the religious practice according to our preferences.

Speaking without practice is to God an abomination.

To the point: the greatest help for a brother in Christ is to be present at his side. And the best moment for this, generally, is in the meetings of Christians. It is a great opportunity that we have. He who misses a meeting hates his brother (not to mention God).

Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness.
1 John 2.9 ESV

In the meetings, we go to contribute, encourage, help our brother in Christ. We don’t go to receive anything.

The verse above doesn’t address meetings directly. It speaks in general terms. But our application of the principle is valid. If we do not love, then we hate. There is no middle.

And there is no greater love within the family of God than helping a brother grow in faith.

Where will you be Sunday?

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

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