“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1).
To keep a car running properly for the long run, it needs more than fuel. It needs regular maintenance. It needs minimally regular oil changes and tune ups. It needs these regular service because the running of the car makes things get out of calibration.
Our daily reading of God’s word and prayer is like fuel for cars. This is what keeps us going.
But we need a regular check in for recalibration and for remembering. The race of life has a way of getting priorities, goals, and hopes out of whack. The race of life has a way of making us forget about purpose and meaning.
Sounds good, right?
The key to resting in the shadow of the Almighty? Dwelling in the shelter of the Most High. You gotta get yourself to the house of God. This is the place of worship, the place of recalibration, the place of remembering.
God calls us to worship, not because he needs to be worshiped, but because we need to worship. It’s in the context of weekly worship that God both sets us right and helps us to remember who we are because of who he is. We need this recalibration and remembering every week because the race of life makes us forget.
This is why worship for the Christ-follower is a non-negotiable. We worship because we need to worship. We need a regular tune up and oil change. We need to remember.
The Lord’s people spend the Lord’s day the Lord’s way.