Just suppose the Lord should take away the child whom the parents use as an excuse for staying away from church…
A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. Luke 14:16-20
What keeps you out of church? No, I’m not talking about the occasional miss for health, vacation, or work. I am talking about the one who claims to be a Christian yet they miss worshipping with their church family week after week. I am talking about the one that misses Sunday School and the mid-week services. I am talking about the one that misses fellowships and outings. What keeps you out of church?
What if whatever that was, was taken from you? What if God took your property from you because you have placed it before Him? What if God took your wealth because you have made it your god? What if the Lord was to take one of your family members because you made them a god? Just for a simple reminder today consider with me the first commandment: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3