The Church is more than just a place where people meet and sing and give praise to the Lord. Church is the people, the fellowship, the us.
When we go to a church we may not feel blessed at all, that may happen because 1, our heart is hardened, or 2, the church has too much “world” than Heaven in it. The ancient Israelite goes to the temple to give sacrifices and there they often witness miracles happening and great signs showing.
Not everyone can enter the Holy Chamber, even priests that has been ordained can be dragged out dead because of a little impurity that they carry to the presence of God. But what do we see today, people goes inside and out of churches not even paying respect to the one they came there for, or even worst, they do not even know why they’re there.
But what can we do, obviously not condemn them publicly because that is not at all wise if we are to turn people to rightousness. But the best respond to unrighteousness being found in the place of Holiness is to fix ourself first. Only when we have removdd the block in our eye can then we remove the speck from someone else’s eye.
Matthew 7:3-4 (NET) Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’ while there is a beam in your own?Matthew 7:3-4 (NET) Why do you see the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to see the beam of wood in your own? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye,’
The most practical thing to do is to put respect into everything we do, knowing that it is for God and not for men. We should increase our gratitude in our every day tasks. Be kind, creative and smile.