Planning to have my car’s oil changed today, I began to think about the reality that many folks have the wrong timing on oil changes and Church.
Lots of folks (most, I am assured) change the oil in their automobile ever 3000 miles. They have always done it that way, and they continue. On the other hand they habitually go to Church “once in a while.” They have always done it that way, and they continue.
Both are wrong. I have known that for a long time. I change (have changed) the oil in my cars and trucks somewhere between 6 and 8 thousand miles (and that can be too often). I go to Church at every opportunity (at least three times a week) and that is still not enough.
Now lest you think I am wrong –
Oil chemistry and engine technology have evolved tremendously in recent years, but you’d never know it from the quick-change behavior of American car owners. Driven by an outdated 3,000-mile oil change commandment, they are unnecessarily spending millions of dollars and spilling an ocean of contaminated waste oil. Although the average car’s oil change interval is around 7,800 miles — and as high as 20,000 miles in some cars — this wasteful cycle continues largely because the automotive service industry, while fully aware of the technological advances, continues to preach the 3,000-mile gospel as a way to keep the service bays busy. As a result, even the most cautious owners are dumping their engine oil twice as often as their service manuals recommend. (Edmunds.com – The Car People)
Now being the authority on Church attendance, let me give you the best counsel regarding Church attendance – Go every time there is a service!
“And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote llove and good works, not staying away from our meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day [the Day of the Lord - think - 'the end'] drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25
Someone will be looking for you this coming Lord’s Day. . .or, you are attending the wrong Church.