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Spiritually Speaking

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By Pearl Harper

What do we choose to worship?

 

I often find myself writing an article pertaining to a current Sunday school lesson. If you do a little studying, the thoughts stay in your mind. The scripture was about Asa, he was the sixth King since Israel started having Kings.

There were 33 Kings that did evil in the sight of God and nine that did right. II Chronicles 14:2-4 gives this account of Asa; “And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God.

For he took away the alters of the strange gods, and high places, and brake down the images, and cut down groves: (idolatrous shrines)

And commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.”

In II Chronicles 15:16 we read where Asa removed his own mother from being queen   because she had made an idol and worshiped it. Asa cut it down and burned it.

In I Kings 11:6 we read where Solomon did just the opposite. “And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord and went not fully after the Lord, as did David his father.” Verses 7-8 tells us how he built or set up fake gods for each wife, he catered to their idolatry and forgot Jehovah and his commands.

In II Chronicles 14: we read where Zerah the Ethopian who had one million soldiers and three thousand chariots come against Asa who had 580,000 men. Verse 11; “And Asa cried unto the Lord his God, and said, Lord, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them, that hath no power: help us, O Lord our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O Lord, thou art our God; let no man prevail against thee.”

I think we are at a place in our history that we had better decide what we are going to worship. So many strive for fame and fortune and worldly goods. If that is what we are putting our trust in, someday, and I believe very soon, we are going to be greatly disappointed. The only thing we know will last, is what we do for Christ.

Matthew 7:24-27 tells the parable of the foolish and wise builders, one built his house on the sand, the other on a rock. The sand is not stable or predictable, but the rock (our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ) stands firm. Where have you built your house? What do we worship?

We have a great big loving God who shows mercy when we call on Him. The first three commandments shows us how God feels about our relationship with Him.

Exodus 20:3, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (4) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images…for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God…(5) Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.”

How sad that so many put their whole heart in things that soon pass away. When, if we put God first He will supply all our needs.

It is our choice, how can we not make the right one? God Bless.