THEME: GOD and gods
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”
-Worship of idols can either be literal or conceptual. Literal is an instance where people curve actual images into gods and conceptual is where one perform and encourage fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness. Jesus bought us at a price, we should therefore glorify Him with our bodies and in our sprit, and flee from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:20).
The worship of either God or gods is often times driven by religious beliefs, family setup, environment, social orientation etc. God forbade the worship of gods made with human hands and imagination, for He is jealous God and only He is worthy to be worshipped and exulted. These law was timely, and came at a time when the children of Israel worshipped a golden calf. They borrowed this culture from their neighbors who were intoxicated by idolatry. The Canaanites worshipped Baal and Asherah his wife. Elijah challenged them to a conquest, but they could not cause fire to come from heaven and consume the sacrifice. Elijah was victorious in this and he made God known among the nations. The people of Philistines worshipped Dagon who could not stand against the Lord. He collapsed and broke his body parts which resulted to terror all through the city. God has made a caution against any form of idolatry that cause deterioration in ones life. God also reminds us to exercise true religion, by visiting the widows and orphans in their need and remaining unspotted from the world as we rely on His direction and truth.
Lord Jesus we appreciate You for loving us. Thank You for loving us and for laying Your life for our salvation. May You deliver us from any of idolatry and give us life more abundantly. May You forgive us all our sins and wash us with Your precious blood merciful Savior. May You train our hearts to hold on to forgiveness, and deliver us from unbelief. May You enlighten our steps and guide us in our coming in and going out. Make all our plans succeed according to Your will and Your promises upon our lives and generations. We are more than conquerors in You Jesus Christ. We shall prosper and be of good health. May You heal all those who are sick in our families and among us loving Savior. No plan of the devil fashioned against our lives shall prosper and no tongue raised against us shall prevail in Jesus name. We are victorious in You Jesus because You love us and care for us. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Romans 1:29-32, Galatians 5:19-21, 1 Corinthians 10:6-8
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