Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Author : Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day : Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:25
THOUGHT OF THE DAY : It’s unfair and an act of wickedness to give the glory of God to His creation.
LISTEN : God is God and man is man. That man is created in the image of God does not make man the Almighty God. Man has his glory, but God has the greatest glory, hence, all should worship God and God alone. My, worship belongs to God. This is why the Bible says this about God, “You are holy; you sit as king receiving the praises of Israel.” (Psalms 22:3). God created everything and everyone. Therefore, He should be worshipped and revered by everyone. The Bible says, “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalms 24:1). This means that, the world isn’t ours, neither the inhabitants of the earth. God owns everything and everyone. Therefore, not to acknowledge this fact is a clear indication of self-inflicted ignorance. And no one is excusable for refusing to acknowledge and worship God, the Creator of heaven and earth. My dear, who receives your worship? God or man? We render worship to the one we value and respect as our God. Lots of people see fellow humans as their God. Perhaps, just for the little favour they’ve received or do receive from them. Others worship graven images as their God. My dear, it’s unfair and an act of wickedness to give the glory of God to His creation. Whatever the object of worship, if it’s not God it’s idol worship. Whatever takes the place of God in your life is an idol and sacrilegious. So, be wise!
What Should You Do With This Message?
1. Worship God and stop worshipping His creatures.
2. Don’t give honour that is due God to man no matter what.
3. Be real with your service to God and don’t pretend to serve Him.
4. No matter the circumstance, don’t put your confidence in man, rather, put your confidence in God.
Prayer : Everlasting Father, I thank You because You’re the only true God. Help me to worship You and You alone, amen.
Reflection : An ignoramus refuses to know and accept the fact that God owns everything and everyone.
Quote : “Worship belongs to God. Hence, whatever the object of worship, if it’s not God it’s idol worship.”
Faith Confession : In Jesus’ name, I confess that God is the only true God. Therefore, I will serve and worship Him as long as I live, amen.
Biblical Fact : Did you know Noah was 500 years old before he had his sons? (Genesis 5:32).
Today In History : August 18, 1963 James Meredith, the first African American to attend University of Mississippi, graduates.
Stunning Fact : Did you know Coca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961?
A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today, I speak on your life, may God guide you to make the right decision and serve Him for the salvation of your soul, in Jesus’ name, amen!
Bible Quiz : Why was Prophet Jonah swallowed by the big fish………….. ?