What keeps us from attending worship every week with our spiritual family?
What fills our calendars so we don’t have time to read, study and meditate on God’s word?
What keeps us too busy to serve God? What leaves us no time to belong to a small group Bible study?
What are we spending our money on when we say we can’t tithe?
These things are our gods.
Because we are making them more important in our lives than the One True God – the creator and sustainer of the universe.
When we read in the Old Testament about the Israelite’s statues and altars for various other gods, we think, “I don’t have any other gods.”
But we do.
We have a lot of other gods if we don’t choose to put the One True God first in our lives. We can be very distracted with serving and loving everything but our Father God.
Until something goes wrong.
THEN we cry out to our Father God.
Just like the Israelites did in Judges 10.
And God told them to “Go and cry out to the other gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble.”(vs 14)
Because we all know why we don’t cry out to our other little gods. They are powerless.
They can’t help.
So, if we’re smart, we cry out to our Father God.
If we want to get on the right path, we repent.
If we want to make the best choices for our lives, we turn back to God and get our priorities straight. We put God first and all of the rest of the things we used to think were so important fall into line behind him.
And, just like he did for the Israelites, he comes to our rescue.
Because he loves us.
And he wants the best for us.
Thank you, Abba Father.