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Sunday, July 7, 2013
Ten Commandments: Honoring God (Pt. 2)
Topic: Laws of God

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:3 KJV)


Many of us may have broken the first commandment that God gave it to Moses. I am guilty of it. Even though we may not have the idol image in our homes, we may put other things before God, such as entertainment, work, family, and friends. It is easy to make ourselves busy with these; yet, we may forget put God first in our lives.


If you’d evaluate your daily living activities, where would God fit in your schedule? Most Americans said that they believe in God, God is not in the part of their lives. I recently read an article on how atheists advocated to remove the Ten Commandments from the monument. We, Christians, need to step up and speak the truth of God. It’s just not enough for us to attend Sunday church services to energize ourselves for the week. Currently, we open the door for the homosexual could have the same sex marriage or marriage with animals. We can see these on the TV.


Once the churches would approve to join with the other religious affiliations, we are putting God in a box and doing our own things. Now, we see that Roman Catholicism is the part of Christianity. We see that the most evangelists, such as Dr. Jack Van Impe, use the Catholic doctrines to backup the biblical and current events. If you’d study the Roman Catholicism, it was originated from the pagan religion and saw how the Pope tried to emerge with the Christianity through celebration of Easter Sunday, Christmas, and Halloween. So, we currently see how some churches are trying to make friend with Islam and called themselves as Chrislam.


God is a jealous God (Exodus 20:5) and we should not have other gods before Him. Jesus said in Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” The word “mammon” represents the worldly possessions or treasure. We cannot have in both ways. Either we put God first in our lives or the worldly possession. Joshua 24:15 clearly says, “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”


Many churches are trying to lighten the message of God to make everybody worship God in any way they want. They don’t want to respect God. They can bring their laptop or i-pod during the service to do their work. I see this actually happened in the one of churches in my area. It’s sad enough for us to see that pastors use the e-Bible at the pulpit to preach the Gospel rather than using the actual Bible.


We’d need to be reunited with God if we want this nation as it was. We don’t need to make any more denominational churches to worship God. Nope. Instead, we’d need to be oneness with each other to worship Him.


Choose whom you want to worship.


Do you want transform your life to spend eternality with Jesus Christ? God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to us to pay our sins, so we can have free access to God and develop personal relationship with Him. Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.

Posted by MGJC Web Ministry at 9:35 PM EDT
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