“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25).
A seasonable exhortation! And while it becomes “the custom” of some to ignore it, it is increasingly to mark true believers as the day of the coming of Christ draws near. The injunction is to “complete assembling” of ourselves together. The word (episunagōgē) is once used elsewhere in regard to our complete assembling together to Christ in the air at His coming again (2 Thess. 2:1). Not one of the saints will fail to be at that glorious assembling together, but we are to be on that line NOW. The children of God should gather together, we should seek to get all together wherever we may be locally found. Not only the scattering work of the wolf (John 10:12), but the pursuits of these “last days” militate against our being all found often together. Nevertheless the Word points us in that direction, “encouraging one another,” and so much “the more” as we see the day approaching.