DIG for Thursday the 14th of July…..church is much more than a Sunday occupation…..Hebrews 10 v 25

Sometimes it is just as important what Scripture doesn’t say than what it actually says; take Hebrews 10 v 25 for example.

This does not say, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together on a Sunday morning, as the manner of some is”.

The writer of the Hebrews advises us not to forsake assembling together, thus implying we can “assemble together” at any time.

I’m writing this as I wait for some of the fellowship to come round for a Bible study where we dissect, discussion and sometimes debate the sermon from Sunday.

And one of the most blessed times I’ve had this week so far was a meeting with some of the men of the church in Costa to have a wee “Bible study lock in”.

I love my Sunday mornings in church, however I enjoy “doing church” throughout the week as well.

We need to be reminded sometimes that the early church met daily, in the temple and in homes, showing us their commitment to one another (Acts 2 v 46).

When we assemble together we do more than just meet; the word assemble to me talks of building something and enlarging something, like assembling a Lego model.

It is no coincidence that when we meet some people need to be encouraged and some are ready to encourage; some are feeling a bit low and some are feeling rather excited.

We are here to encourage, edify and exhort one another, to help each other through this walk we call life.

Life, even the Christian life, cannot be done alone; we all need others to help us and we also all need others to help.

Speak this out today…..”Lord I thank you for my brothers and sisters, for Christian fellowship”.

Hebrews 10 v 24 and 25…..And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much more, as ye see the day approaching


DIG for Wednesday the 13th of July…..seek the Lord at all times, including your successes…..Psalm 30 v 6

At times of stress, grief and pain we are more inclined to seek the Lord and trust in Him.

In our successes and good times we may have less emphasis on seeking Him and looking to Him for direction.

This is basic human nature I think and it is also very dangerous.

In the good times we can lean on our own strength and own understanding, instead of on the Lord’s.

This is when we could be in danger of falling or “being moved”.

David wrote that he said in his prosperity (in the good times) he would not be moved (Psalm 30 v 6).

We know from the Word though that it was during a period of “good times” that He succumbed to the temptation of another woman, and that this led to murder.

During the hard times of struggle and fighting and hardship David never lost his focus on the Lord and he was never “moved” as he was when looking upon Bathsheba from the comfort of his palace.

When we think we have made a success of our walk with the Lord, when we rest upon our laurels, then is when we are in severe danger.

Whatever stage of your walk this morning, be it a struggle or be it prosperous, never take your focus away from the Lord and never lean upon your own strengths and understanding.

Look to the example of David, learn from his experience; trust

The Lord in the hard times but do not take your eyes off Him in the good.

Speak this out today…..:Thank you Lord that you never leave us nor forsake us, thank you that you are here with me in the good times and the bad”.

Psalm 30 v 6…..And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved