Friendliness….A heaven or hell issue?!

My heart is light today. It has been a tremendous weekend of services at IFUPC. We had our spring revival that was preached by Reverend Shane Burns. The church had a tremendous outpouring of God’s spirit in each service. From the prayer rooms to the front doors, God moved in a mighty way. There is no way that I can explain how awesome church has been.

It seems that when everything is going well, some things are bound to go wrong. This is a question that I have had on my mind all day. “Is shaking hands with people at church a heaven or hell issue?” To be fair, I don’t think it is. That is my position on this question. To elaborate or perhaps belabor the point here is my reasoning.

When we go to church, our minds (thoughts) and hearts should be on the Lord. We should not be focused on what Susie is wearing, David’s rowdy kids, or Joe’s new car. It goes without saying that we should not be keeping count of who did not shake our hands and greet us. Is it important to be friendly and greet each other? Sure. Am I going to bust hell wide open if I don’t shake your hand? No. The Word of God addresses friendliness. “A man that hath friends must show himself friendly.”

Friendliness in the House of God is important. However, there are more important things to do at church, such as making sure that we touch the Throne of Grace, worshipping our Lord and Savior, and perhaps asking for forgiveness for our road rage. I am sure that if a congregation was interviewed, 100% would say that they do not intend to slight anyone by being unfriendly. Therefore, it stands to reason that if you want people to be friendly to you, perhaps you should be friendly to others.

It is my hope that you guys have had a wonderful day. I am still in the process of learning upholstery. It is going well-ish. Take care and I will chat with you all soon.

Freeman out.

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