Read the “0305 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
“If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying, Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known; Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you; Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword. And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.” (Deuteronomy 13:12-16)
Good morning. Do you have any other gods in your life? Is there anything in your life that will take you away from the Living GOD, and His Word? Is it sports like Baseball, and Football, and others? Is it people? Is the spew of Whoopi Goldberg more important than the Holy Word of God Almighty? Hobbies? TV? Are you too tired, after watching your late night shows, to get up and read His Word? Do you have any other gods?
“And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” (Exodus 20:1-6)
All your “little g” gods are taken care of in the first two commandments. God does not like them: they are an abomination to Him. And they should be an abomination to you. LORD help us all to put You first.
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