So what difference does going to church make anyway? Frankly, the statistics aren’t encouraging for differentiating from those who don’t.
I’ve had people say to me, “Well, a little religion is a good thing. Just don’t overdo it.”
And I’ve responded, “I agree.” That usually causes a confused look.
But when you grasp the promises of the amazing life that God offers, in a relationship with him apart from religion, you can’t overdo it.
Proverbs gives a picture of gaining God’s wisdom.
“For she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”*
Think about why we desire riches.
We use it to buy things to bring happiness.
We use it to encourage others to like us and honor us.
We use it to keep score of success.
We hoard it for security.
Yet, God promises all of that and more in a relationship with him. He promises his wisdom will be worth far more in bringing us an unimaginable life.
And I’ve found that wisdom comes as I continually seek God’s answers on how to live in that relationship with him most effectively.
*Proverbs 3:14-15 (NIV)