Devotional by Mark Mears
Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash
What God do you worship?
This may seem like an unnecessary question if you are a “Bible-believing Christian”. But we have a natural tendency to believe what we want to rather than trying to determine what is the truth.
It’s in our nature.
We like to be comfortable with our beliefs. It becomes disturbing and challenging when confronted with a possible truth that causes us to change the way we’re thinking … or even the way we live our lives.
In the story of the Exodus, in Exodus 32, we find that the people of Israel seem to be abandoning their belief in God, in favor of an idol. The reality is, according to verse 4; they were worshipping the “God who brought them out of Egypt.”
He received their offering, and fashioning it with a tool, made a molten calf. Then they cried out, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you* up from the land of Egypt.
They were trying to understand God according to what was familiar and convenient for them.
Their sin was that they were unwilling to challenge their beliefs and practices in order to humble themselves and follow the one true God.
How often do we do the same? How often do we believe what is easy and comfortable rather than seeking to understand the nature of God and what he wants for us?
ღ About Mark Mears ღ
Mark Mears is an ordained minister with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. He has been involved in ministry since he became a Christian in high school. He is semi-retired, (if a pastor ever retires.)
In his spare time, he enjoys restoring antiques (especially early radios and electronics) and WW2 reenacting.
He, and his wife of 40 years, have three adult children, and live in the Cincinnati area.