One of the 10 commandments states that we are not to have any other gods in our lives other than the true and real one Jehovah.
Most of us would claim our innocence because we don’t have some image that we bow down to. But the idea goes deeper than that. And by the way, there is a separate commandment that deals with us worshipping images.
As I was praying today I was asking the Lord to show me how I could better serve him and ways I might be failing him. He reminded me that one of the best ways for me to find the answers to these questions is by spending time in his word.
If we are not careful, we can let other things (gods) get in the way of the time we should be spending reading and studying the Bible.
We should be teaching those the Lord has entrusted with us the importance of knowing God’s word and the dangers of allowing other things to take its place.
To become effective followers of Jesus, we must know how he taught us to live, and that is found in scripture.
The truth of the matter is a lot of our children know more about sports teams and players than what is in God’s word. They know more about music artists or actors and actresses than even the most well-known of Bible characters.
The Lord wants to communicate with us and be our God, but he is a jealous God who demands faithfulness on our part.