“Let Us” Responsibilities (Part Three)

let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:22-25).

To whom great privileges have been granted, great responsibilities have been given.

What practical value is the privilege of having unfettered access to the Throne room of heaven, if you fail in your fundamental duties to God and man?

When a sinner is saved by the blood of Christ, the Lord adds him to the body of the redeemed, the church (Acts 2:47). This means that a child of God has responsibilities to His Father in heaven and to God’s family on earth. Assembling each Lord’s Day to worship God and to admonish and edify fellow Christians is one practical, tangible responsibility of the privilege of being saved by Christ.

Shirking this responsibility by forsaking the weekly assembling of the saints or by failing to attend to the spiritual welfare of your fellow Christians when you do assemble is not appropriate behavior. Worship is not about you. It is about God and seeking to help your spiritual brothers and sisters grow in love and good works.

Why become a Christian if you do not intend to carry out your fundamental duties to God and man?

“Let us” seize the responsibilities inherent in our privileges.

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