Sometimes those who become Christians remain faithful for a short time, and they leave the church. They usually convince themselves that the people at church are full of hypocrisy or do not care about them so they can justify leaving the church. However, deep down, they realize they are just making excuses for breaking their commitment to God.
I wish those who choose to leave the church would remember how important their commitment to God is and realize that God never fails to keep His commitment to them. As Jesus says: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Mt. 6:33).
Furthermore, the writer of Hebrews says: “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” (Heb. 10:24-25).
When a person leaves the church, not only does he break his commitment to serving God, he also neglects his brethren. Whether that person realizes it or not, he is important to God, and he has the power to make a difference in God’s kingdom, but that person cannot do anything to help the cause of God if he forsakes the kingdom of God.
While a person may find temporary satisfaction by being involved in manmade activities or charities outside of the church, true satisfaction only comes from laboring in the Lord’s kingdom.
If you see yourself in this article, can you think of any valid reason you should not honor your commitment to God? Why not return home like the prodigal son did (Lk. 15:11-32) and know that all of heaven will rejoice (Lk. 15:7, 10)? God is patiently waiting for you (2 Pet. 3:9). The only thing holding you back is you.