Turn you not to idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.
– Leviticus 19:4
Thoughts on Today’s Verse…
This verse reminds us to worship the only true God. It’s not just said to the Israelites, but to all mankind by God.
When Saul was the king of Israel, God asked Samuel to tell Saul to attack the Amalekites and utterly destroy all that they had. However, Saul didn’t carry out God’s instructions. Saul not only spared Agag’s life, but also the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatted calves, and the lambs, and claimed it was for sacrifice. Samuel replied, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king” (1 Samuel 5:23). Because Saul didn’t follow God’s words, he was rejected by God, lost His guidance, and came to a sticky end.
Although Saul was a believer in God, he didn’t know God, so he acted according to his desires instead of, and offended God. If we have no knowledge of God, we too will follow our own preferences and goals, and rebel God like Saul. In this way, we in name, but in reality we’re just following our own notions and imaginations, worshiping a vague God in our hearts, and enshrining Satan. Just as God says, “If humanity is incapable of knowing God, then it will always be a vague God, a supernatural God, who holds sway in the human realm: Would this not be a case of man’s notions taking possession of man?” Therefore, if we don’t have true knowledge of God, it will be a vague God, a supernatural God, who rules over everything in our hearts. There’s no doubt about that.
May we be serious about every matter every day, pray to God to guide us to understand His will and demands, so that we can satisfy God in everything we do and say, and truly obey and worship Him.
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