Might I ask you today, what’s the one thing in your life that you’d struggle to lay down if God demanded it of you? What possession, what position, what proclivity … would you struggle to give up?
For me, it’s technology. I’ve always been something of a geek – I ran an IT company for almost two decades. My hobby is to have all my tech – watch, phone, tablet, computer – working together to their maximum ability.
If God asked me to give all that up and go back to pen and paper, that’d be a huge struggle for me. So … what is it for you?
The reason I ask is that those of us who profess to believe in Jesus, those of us who claim to be His disciples, need to have a sharp focus on anything that we might be prone to putting ahead of God Himself in our lives.
Exodus 20:2,3,5 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me … for I the LORD your God am a jealous God. (ESV)
So why is God a jealous God? Because He loves us more than words could ever say, so He sent His Son Jesus to die for us, that we might be forgiven our sin and know just how much He loves us.
And He doesn’t want us being led astray by any imposter that this world or the devil would use to lure us away.
I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me
That’s His Word. Fresh … for you … today.