Thought for the Lord's Day

Did you pay your dues at church today? This is a ridiculous question, isn't it? Of course, it is.

Yet, it is easy to miss the most obvious implications of our faith. As Paul tells the Ephesians, we have been saved by the gift of grace. There is no room for boasting. Even though we believe this to be true, we can still attempt to pay dues.

How does that work?

If you go to church when you would rather be somewhere else, you are paying dues.

If you go to church because you want others to think well of you, you are paying dues.

If you go to church and donate your time and money, hoping someone will notice, you are paying dues.

If you go to church hoping this will help your kids behave so that they don't embarrass you, you are paying dues.

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