Who do you fear? Who do you stand in awe of? Who would you never think of disobeying? Is there anyone? Or do you think you can withstand anyone, overpower them, overcome them? Have you spent any time thinking about it?
We encounter people in our lives who are confident, some to the point of cockiness. They present themselves as invincible. You may be one of those people. Perhaps you think there is no one who can control you. You may think you are strong enough to overcome any situation.
There is a difference between being confident and being cocky. Cockiness is foolishness. Being confident, if for the right reasons, is wise. Being confident in God is wise. Trusting God in all situations is wise. Seeking God’s will is wise. Serving God is wise.
There are multiple instances, including today’s passage, where we are told that God is a jealous God. He desires us to serve only him. We are not to serve other God’s. We may think we do not serve other God’s, but we can be blinded.
We are seeing a lower attendance in our churches. It is through the church that we serve God. It is in the church that we organize people to do God’s work. It is in corporate worship that we are strengthened in our faith. It has been throughout history that the church leads the way in caring for others. Have there been mistakes? Absolutely. But how can we make positive changes if we are not involved?
God has warned us throughout the Bible against serving anyone but him. If we truly desire to see positive changes in our culture, we need to be in church and encouraging others to be in church. It is only by honoring God as a nation that we will see him work in mighty ways.
I pray we all stand in awe of God. I pray we choose to serve only God. I pray each one of us choose to be in church and encourage others to be in church. Fear God. Be in awe of God. Forgo worshiping other God’s. Be active in church. Worship only God. Seek God’s will.
Deuteronomy 6:13-15 Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name. Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you; for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land.