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Are We Attending Church for The Right Reasons?

We sometimes attend Church for the wrong reasons; that is why I asked the question

We sometimes attend Church for the wrong reasons; that is why I asked the question are we attending church for the right reasons?

When we find ourselves in need, whether physical, mental, spiritual, or financial, we want to visit a Church (Religious Worship Place). We think if we go to these religious places, Jesus will help us with our problems.

If we think that way, we do not know Jesus well. When we go to church, the pastor will tell us that we are having these problems because we do not pay our tithes or give offerings, which may have contributed to our being in a bad situation.

When and if we get to know Jesus, we will discover He will supply all of our needs and some of our desires. But remember, Jesus operates like all other people; if we want something from people, Jesus included, it will require something from us in return. If we do what is required, we get what we need. If we do not do what is required. Will not get what we need.

Since Jesus said in Matthew 7:7 NIV  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” It means it is His will to give or do something about our situation. It will not hurt to include “Let your will be done” in our requests to Jesus.

When we get to know Jesus, we will understand how he operates. We will not complain when we do not get the job we prayed/asked for because we will know that was not what Jesus wanted for us. Jesus always has our best interest in mind.

We can go directly to Jesus to tell him our needs, sometimes we need to talk to people but always speak to Jesus about the problem first. Although Jesus suggests we should go to a religious meeting (church) to be with other believers. Hebrews 10:25 NIV – not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as we see the Day approaching.

All of us have difficulties in life sometimes, and if we are believers, we should ask Jesus for assistance. If Jesus does not respond as we want him to, please do not get angry at Jesus. We should be thankful for what we have already gotten from Jesus.

Regarding your offerings, you determine the amount you will give, so we should not let anyone tell us how much to give in our offerings. Also, do not let anyone tell us whom to give our money to; we decide whom and where to give our offerings.

I have seen TV Evangelist tell the viewers how much money to give and where to send it. Some of these TV Evangelists and preachers will try to convince us to give our offerings by using the verse below. A lot of people fell for that scheme, but never got a financial blessing from God.

Malachi 3:9-10 NIV 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse so that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.

The above verse was for Jews under the law; it does not apply to today’s Christians, so do not be suckered into giving when someone uses that verse.

by: Ron S.
Are We Attending Church for The Right Reasons?