Why Go to a Church?

The Blessing of Congregating in a Church

Every born-again Christian should go to a nearby Christian church. God established Pastors as ministers to provide teaching on the Word of God that helps us grow. On top of that, Hebrews 10:25 clearly commands us to keep congregating together.

Along with this command to keep coming together as a Church, we find a beautiful blessing that comes from fellowship with brethren of the same faith. King David poetically declares how great it is to congregate in Psalm 133. He starts by saying how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live in unity. Why? Because it is like “precious oil”, oil of anointing that represents the Holy Spirit, descending upon Aaron, the figure of the priesthood. This oil not only flows over Aaron, or the minister, but also flows over his beard and robes, implying that it fills the whole congregation of saints that gather in harmony in the Church. He also compares it to the dew that falls over Mount Zion, alluding to the tall mountains of Israel that accumulated great quantities of water and refreshed the land below. In the same way, spiritual refreshment, the Presence of the Almighty God, descends to fill the hearts and quench the thirst of all believers that gather in His presence.

David finishes his precious poem by emphasizing the importance of congregating with one brilliant declaration: “For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.”