Only One

Re:Verse passage – Exodus 20:3 (day two) “You shall have no other gods before Me.

Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’” Matthew 4:8-10

Anything that takes your focus and affection is a ‘god.’ It can be the promise of fame and fortune, but ultimately it costs your soul. God is not in the get rich quick business. He doesn’t guarantee success if you follow him, and frankly  we should be very wary of anyone or thing that does. In fact, all we are promised during our lives is that it will cost us everything. Jesus was not swayed by the promise of the kingdoms of the earth, and we shouldn’t be either. The joy of serving the Lord, and walking in his presence is enough reward for any of us.

Author: Aaron Hufty

Aaron Hufty is the Associate Pastor for Worship and Music at FBCSA.

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