Love the Church

Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof. (Psalm 102:13-14)

Yes, our prayers for the church will be heard. The set time is come. We love the prayer meetings, and the Sunday school, and all the services of the Lord’s house. We are bound in heart to all the people of God and can truly say,

There’s not a lamb in all thy flock

I would disdain to feed

There’s not a foe before whose face

I’d fear thy cause to plead.

If this is the general feeling, we shall soon enjoy times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord. Our assemblies will be filled, saints will be revived, and sinners will be converted. This can only come of the Lord’s mercy; but it will come, and we are called upon to expect it. The time, the set time, is come. Let us bestir ourselves. Let us love every stone of our Zion, even though it may be fallen down. Let us treasure up the least truth, the least ordinance, the least believer, even though some may despise them as only so much dust. When we favor Zion, God is about to favor her. When we take pleasure in the Lord’s work, the Lord Himself will take pleasure in it.

One Comment on “Love the Church”

  1. It is in the Assembly where God meets His people the Body of Christ. Ekklesia is a called out and gathered Assembly of Gods redeemed in His beloved Son. A visible assembly of Saints who regularly meet for worship, instruction and fellowship. Newly converted disciples are Baptized into that body to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ their Lord under the ministry of the word. It is here among the saved where the Lords supper is practiced and honored. It is in this Assembly where the great commission is carried out through the witness and public preaching of the gospel. The Assembly is the light that shines in the darkness for all to see.

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