There is great need for faithful assembling of the saints for the worship of the one, true God today. Certainly, our purpose is clear - to honor God, as He would have us to. Assembling is definitely our responsibility, as Christians, and we do so to the benefit of God, as we aim to please Him, as well as ourselves, as we learn to love Him more.

We seem to have forgotten one key ingredient when it comes to our worship, though - joy and happiness, a desire to do His will. Just as the eunuch (Acts 8) went on his way rejoicing after being baptized, so we should find rejoicing, not just inside the worship assembly, but in the assembling of ourselves together.

David said, "I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord.' " (Psalm 122:1). When was the last time you heard someone excited about attending the services of the church?

Jesus said, in Matthew 22:37, that we should love God with all of our heart, soul and mind. Loving Him means finding joy in His pleasure. If assembling brings God joy, then it should also bring happiness to us.