Saturday, June 5, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : You shall have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3

Thought of The Day : God is insulted and angered when gods are worshipped as God.

LISTEN : “No matter the pressure or enticement, never worship anything or anyone as the Almighty God”, says a man to his son. When you give God’s worship to things that are not God, you make yourself an enemy of God. As a matter of fact, worship exclusively belongs to God, therefore He warns,

“You shall have no other gods before me.”

Exodus 20:3

Worship is an exclusive right of God, and when you worship Him you glorify Him (Psalms 50:23). Every genuine worship to God is glory given to Him and He’ll reward the worshipper. My dear, worship belongs to God. God is supreme! He is the creator of the universe, hence, should be revered by all. When you’re tempted to worship idols, resist it with all you’ve got. The Bible says,

And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get you behind me, Satan:
for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.

Luke 4:8

God should be accorded the honour that’s due Him. His glory must not be given to another. We must not offer reverence or devote our respect to things that are not God – money, fame, beauty, power, humans, etc. Nothing is worthy of God’s glory other than God Himself. This is why He warned the Israelites and everyone against worshipping other gods. God’s commandment to them was to worship Him alone. That is, they must not worship any other god. When people worship other gods other than the living God, He is provoked. God doesn’t take it lightly when He’s denied of His honour and glory. He’s provoked when something else takes the first place in our hearts. Beloved, is God the first in your life? If He’s not, What has taken the place of God in your heart? Whatever takes the place of God in your heart has caused you to enthrone Satan instead of God. Beloved, remember that worship belongs to God and be prepared to give Him His place in your life. When God is given the first place in your life, He’ll give you a place in His plans. Henceforth, render to God the honour that’s due Him. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message
1. Determine to give God the first place in your life.
2. Worship and honour God with all your heart no matter what.
3. Don’t provoke God by serving other gods, instead, serve Him alone.
4. Acknowledge God as supreme and the creator of the universe.

Prayer : Eternal Father, You’re supreme and mighty. You created the world by your wisdom. Help me to acknowledge, revere and worship You as my God, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life. May God give you understanding to worship Him alone as your God, and protect you from evil, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : No one is worthy of worship other than God Himself; hence, to worship other gods in His place is to invite His wrath.

Quote : “Worship is an exclusive right of God, and when you worship Him you glorify Him, and when you glorify Him He blesses you.”

Biblical Fact : Did you know Adam the first man lived a total of 930 years? (Genesis 5:5).

Today In History : June 5, 1917, About 10 million American men began registering for the draft in World War I.

Stunning Fact : Did you know a blue whale can go up to 6 months without eating?

Bible Quiz : Who was the father of Samson?

God bless you!

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