Thought for the Lord’s Day

Posted on March 16, 2013 · Posted in Wisdom, Worldview

Why do you worship?


Jesus told the church at Smyrna that he knew of their suffering and poverty. He told them they would face prison. He encouraged them to remain faithful when they faced death. Christ offered no solution to these predictions except that he will give them life if they remain faithful.


Suppose these things were read to your church. How would these words be received? How would you receive them?


Think carefully, love deeply, and ask yourself again, why do you worship.

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.