The church is often criticized for being filled with imperfect human beings. But that’s just the point, God established the church as a place of community where both believers of Christ and nonbelievers are welcomed to build each other up in the Lord. A place where God’s truth is taught and where everyone can find support, encouragement, and unconditional love. Although Satan tries to attack the church, Jesus promised us that the church will not be overcome (Matt. 16:18).
Despite what we hear on the news, the church is still God’s house: a place of community, worship, support for believers, and a place to learn about who God is and how his followers can live out the principles of the Christian faith. God will always use the church as a divine instrument to proclaim his message of salvation and to overcome evil with good.
Prayer: God, use me for your divine purpose, I want to learn, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to truly change for good and to influence others as you have influenced your son Jesus Christ. Help me to be a part of a church where people are being built up for Christ. Help me to be a part of the church that is being used to proclaim the message of salvation. Amen.