Scripture: Judges 3:7 The Israelites did evil in the LORD’s sight. They forgot about the LORD their God, and they served the images of Baal and the Asherah poles. (NLT)
Nugget: The Israelites turned away from God & began to worship idols instead of worshipping God. Their focus & praise completely changed. What they forgot was that God is a jealous God; nothing & no one should come before Him.
At times, we can be the same way---allowing our focus to change & letting things & people take precedence over God. For instance, watching TV, surfing the Internet, wasting time on unnecessary things, etc. instead of worshipping God & allowing our focus to be on Him & His will. True enough, we may not be worshipping idols as the Israelites did, but there are other things that can take on these forms.
Check yourself & see what your focus is on----is it on God or are other things & people getting in the way? Keep God first in all you do, don’t lose sight of who continues to bless us & to who our praises should to given to!
Quote: “God’s name is the epitome of who and what He is, and He says His name is Jealous. Jealousy is not merely a passing mood with God. It is the essence of His person.” -from http://bible.org/seriespage/jealous-god
© Lisi P, 2012