Read Hebrews 10:24–39
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25
Our fellowship with God must never become selfish. We must also fellowship with other Christians in the local assembly. Apparently, some of the wavering believers had been absenting themselves from the church fellowship. It is interesting to note that the emphasis here is not on what believers get from the assembly, but rather on what they contribute to the assembly. Faithfulness in church attendance encourages others and provokes them to love and good works. One of the strong motives for faithfulness is the soon coming of Jesus Christ.
In fact, the only other place the Greek word translated “meeting together” (v. 25) is used in the New Testament is in 2 Thessalonians 2:1, where it is translated “gathered” and deals with the coming of Christ. The three great Christian virtues are evidenced here: faith (Heb. 10:22), hope (v. 23), and love (v. 24). They are the fruit of our fellowship with God in His heavenly sanctuary.
Something to Ponder
What are the primary benefits you receive from group worship? What do you contribute to the group?