Israel was the first-fruits of God’s harvest of the world. They were like Adam and Eve again in the Garden. Am I appalled, as I should be, when Christians exchange our Glory for the worthless beliefs of today? (verses 11,12)
* God Above, please teach us from Your word today.
“But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.”
Our God is jealous for our worship. Because He is God, it is rightfully His. He is Creator, Sustainer, Life-Giver.
We see writ clear in these old testament books how strongly God feels about His people moving away from Him.
There is no profit in idolatry.
That which is no god is no god to worship.
Let us be encouraged and convicted to root out any falseness is our devotions, any weakness toward the idols of this age, any praise and worship to what is NOT GOD.
Because our God has saved us from sin, the Devil and death.
What else have we to do?
* Father God,
You know our hearts, how we so easily forget and wander off the narrow road. Our steps away, here a little there a little.
Please remind us today and each day of our desperate and utter need for You.
We need You Lord today, as much as the unbeliever needs You for salvation – We Your people need You Lord God, for Your faithfulness, Your steadfast love, Your mercy and grace without end.
Please be our rock and refuge today.