You Have Not Listened
You Have Not Listened
Judges 6:10 ” I said to you, ‘I am the LORD your God; do not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you live.’ But you have not listened to me.”
You did not listen to me and you worshiped the gods of the land where you live. The Lord Jesus Christ said this to the Israelites. HE is saying the same thing to you, your family, your community and your nation. You are worshiping the gods of the culture. You are not worshiping HIM who redeemed you. You have too many gods.
Are you worshiping the gods of the Amorites (the gods of our culture) – the gods of the land in which you are living?
In whose land are you living? We are called to be Ambassadors to the foreign land earth. This is not our homeland. Our home is the Kingdom of God. You are living in enemy territory. We are living in a fallen / broken system of this land. This is not the system God designed in the Garden of Eden.
Do you have too many gods? Are listening to the voice of the land (the culture’s gods) or are you listening to HIM?
What are your gods? What gods do you crave and desire? What are the gods of our culture? What are the gods of the Amorites?
Below is the courageous response of three Jewish boys in Daniel 3:16-18 when told to bow down to the gods of the culture. The King and the culture are screaming at you, as they were with these three Jewish boys, that you must worship and fall down to the gods of this land or you will be thrown into a blazing furnace.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
Are you willing to give up everything to follow Christ even giving up the gods of this land? Are you willing to trust Christ no matter what the cost? Are you willing to follow HIM, even if HE does not deliver you?
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