Call 2 Fall

C2F Journey: Day 31

Exodus 20:2-3 - "I am the Lord thy God, thou shall have no other gods before me."

Matthew 7:24 - "No man can serve two masters: For either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."

Though today most people do not bow to some carved image, we very commonly commit the sin of idolatry (an idol is anything we place ahead of God and His service).

Questions for Reflection: Have you transgressed God's first commandment by placing other things ahead of God? Have other things or people crowded out your worship and service to God? Do you worship and serve God only if everything else is done first? Has your work and financial gain actually become your god? Have you voted for politicians who promote ungodly principles just because they're in your political party? If so, you have definitely placed human politics over God and Scripture. Such practice amounts to plain idolatry.

Do you spend far more time on the Internet or watching television than in Bible reading and prayer? Have you placed your family ahead of God? (The best way to lose a family is to place them ahead of God.) Does recreation or some hobby take precedence over God's service? If all church members followed your example of service, how strong would be the ministry of your church? Would there be a Sunday or Wednesday evening service if everyone attended like you? Would there be an outreach or prayer ministry? Who or what is really number one in your life? Confess and forsake ways you have allowed other things to come before God. Believe in Him to give you a genuine heart of worship.

As we confess and forsake our sins of idolatry, giving other things priority of the Lord Jesus Christ, let us place our faith and trust in the "author and finisher of our faith."  (Hebrews 12:2) 

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