Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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 an act of wickedness and foolishness to give the glory of God to things that are not God.

LISTEN : Your worship belongs to God alone. It’s non-negotiable! He deserves it because everyone of us owe our lives to Him. We’re not God! 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 dear, 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. Beloved, 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 something else. Whatever the object of worship, if it’s not God it’s idol worship. Whatever or whoever takes the place of God in your life is an idol and sacrilegious. So, give God His place (the first place) in your life. 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.

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.

Prayer : Eternal Father, I thank You because You’re the only true God. I will worship You and You alone, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : It’s well with you. Today, I speak on your life, may God guide you to make right decisions and serve Him for the salvation of your soul, in Jesus’ name, amen!

Reflection : An ignoramus is one who 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.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Noah was 500 years old before he had his sons? (Genesis 5:32).

Today In History : January 5, 2004, foreigners arriving at U.S. airports were photographed and had their fingerprints scanned in the start of a government effort to keep terrorists out of the country.

Stunning Fact : Did you know Coca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961?

Bible Quiz : Why was Prophet Jonah swallowed by the big fish?

God bless you!

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