The scripture for today, October 25 (10/25), is Hebrews 10:25 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
Some people declare, "I can walk through nature ~ the temple of God ~ and feel God is closer there than in a church building." Well, do they really do it? How often? The purpose of the church meeting is not so much to encourage ourselves as to encourage others along with worshiping God.
Look at the context. Verse 23 says "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess" and verse 24 says, "Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds." How do we do these things? A lot of it is done during our congregation's worship and encouragement service.
And what comes after our verse for today? Verse 26 says, "If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left." Meeting...