Topic: Book of Proverbs
Honoring the LORD with your wealth and the firstfruits from all your crops. Then your burns will be full, and your wine barrels will overflow with new wine. (Proverbs 3:9-10)
One of the most important laws in the Old Testament is the Ten Commandments (see Exodus 20) that God gave to Moses after the Israelites freed from the Egyptian. The laws tell us to obey and respect God and people. But we have taken His-given laws too lightly. As we see today's world, many of us have disrespected God in our homes and communities.
In Exodus 20, God tells us that we must not have any other gods in our lives. (Exodus 20:3.)
He is a jealous God. "Do not make idols of any kind, whether in the shape of birds or animals or fish. You must never worship or bow down to them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not share your affection with any other god! I do not leave unpunished the sins of those who hate me, but I punish the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generations. But I lavish my love on those who love me and obey my commands, even for a thousand generations." (Exodus 20:4-6 NLT.)
God is a God of love, but He also is a God of justice. Some churches may teach us that He is the Creator and a loving God. But not on justice. If God only love us, why He sent Jesus to us?
As we see today's media, we see many people want to honor themselves. We can see their actions don't toward God. They have nothing to do with God. It's sad to see such people are seeking for other gods for their pleasures. Even it's also makes us sad that some of us like doing the same reactions to create the other religions rather than give the honor to the Creator.
One of the days, we all will face the judgment of the throne of God. He will judge us not according to our sins, but according to our salvation and faith. What we do with our salvation and faith?
Some of us may give honor to God by inviting someone to Jesus. Or some of us may give honor to God by sending e-mail the gospel of Jesus Christ. Whatever you are doing, give the honor to God.
Yes, God is a loving God, but He is also a God of justice.