4Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
None Lord but Thee
What are the blessings of serving God? What are the risks of serving other gods? Do we ever think about our first love for God from these perspectives? Perhaps we should.
When reading the Old Testament Scriptures, it seemed to be an easy time to understand the difference between serving the one and only true God, or worshiping the gods of other nations. However, in our day, worship of God has often become so blended with the gods of the world that it is hard to understand the difference between the one and the other.
I think that has happened because we have lost the significance of what it means to worship God -- none Lord but Thee! We have also fallen into the temptations of the world that serve others gods, but do not claim them as gods. What about the gods of materialism? How about the gods of humanism? We do not think of these as false religions, do we? Therefore, we do not seek to guard our hearts from them, nor do we notice when they so blend in with our worship of God that our Christian life is just a shell of what it is meant to be.
What is the cost of serving false gods? God says that the sorrows of those who hasten after another god are multiplied. Could that be why Christians so often seem to lack the peace and serenity that comes from a close relationship with our God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ?
I challenge all of us, today, to take up the banner of Christ, and cry, "None Lord but Thee."
God Bless You,