God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. (Psalm 89:7)
Being a Christian does not exempt any of us from the necessity of self-examination, the necessity of dealing with injuries and unworthy mental attitudes.
I speak particularly of the attitudes and habits of many men and women who gather with us regularly as we come into the house of God to worship and pray.
Actually, as Christian men and women, we do have an appointment to meet with the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Just think of the preparations we would make if we suddenly had in invitation to meet the president of the United States in the White House.
But how many of us are lacking in respect and reverence when we come into the Christian church? Among us there are thoughtless tendencies to tell jokes on the way into church; to sit in the pews and let our minds rove about like sparrows; to daydream about where we have been and where we are going.
There is a great need for us to pray for grace that will improve our mental attitudes when we gather to honor our Savior and God!