Focus: Joshua 24:14 - KJV
14. Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
The Lord Most High is the only God and He is not only jealous but His name is Jealous. Every man has an idea of God having descended from Noah who had a relationship with God and the relationship had proof in the sustenance of the ark he built while every other being perished. But as information about God passed down from generation to generation it became infiltrated with lies about the living God who cannot deny himself. Since a little lie in the middle of huge truth is a lie, by two immutable things by which it is impossible for God to lie, God refused to dwell in such fallacies about the true God. That brought about the different variants about the true God and men who pretended to know God, in every of their communities compounded lies on lies and drove God father away from their ways. The things they came up with which they presented to their people as God had no God in it as it is full of lies and misrepresentation about God. Hence, God is not happy about such misrepresentations and therefore such beings which they describe as God are conscripted to the region of mere idols. Look at what Aaron did to Israel in the desert for instance. That’s how idolatry starts in societies. For some, money, others their achievements, while yet others, their leaders have been made their idols because that is what their idea of God has been whittled down to. But the Bible describe them that follow “other gods” as blind. God has however revealed Himself to mankind through Jesus Christ. That is why He says He is the Way. Every other channel is tainted with lies and therefore will end up in idolatry. Through Christ, if we must be pleasing to God, we must fear Him and serve Him in truth like Joshua counseled Israel.
Dearly beloved, the days of relating with God in a haphazard manner are over. If we know Him as God, let us serve Him with fear and reverence. To fear Him is to hold Him in awe and do His will. Treating God shabbily before men is idolatry of sort. It is about being men pleasers – making men our god, period! This day, God is issuing a caution to us that He is Jealous. He wants us to realize this and stick with the true God whom Christ has presented. The friends of Job thought they knew God but they were full of misrepresentations about Him. You are either for God or you are not. There is no deceiving ourselves. If you are not for Him, you are in idolatry and that, my friend, is not going to end well. There is no other way that leads to salvation and godliness except the Lord Jesus Christ. Follow Him!
SOLUTION: There is no having any god aside the One and only Living God. Seek Him through His Word. Have direct knowledge of Him and through that cultivate a relationship so that you may finish well.
Every lie that has been sold to us about God, may the Lord Himself erase the same from our psyches in Jesus name. From this day, the grace to know God the more and relate with Him correctly and effectively, may we receive the same in Jesus’ name. The power to stick with God with nothing being able to separate us from Him we receive today in Jesus’ name. Prove God in His Being. He is real and true!