Verse of the day
So, it was, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel again played the harlot with the Baals, and made Baal-Berith their god.
Many times in the Bible, the words harlotry and whoredom are used in a more spiritual than physical sense, to indicate the tendency of an individual or group to go seeking after gods differing from the Almighty. The use of such terms clearly reminds us of what God expects of His relationship with mankind – a relationship born of love, not only a receive-and-obey-my-commands kind of relationship (which may break under pressure) but one where even your obedience is based on your receipt and your gift of love.
Love is the most potent motivation to please God – more potent than your desire to be saved from evil or be blessed by God. It is the only way to stay pleasing Him through thick and thin.
The Israelites in today’s verse had Gideon. We have Jesus. One is a man not indwelt by the loving fiery Holy Spirit, the other is the Son of God, One with the Holy Spirit. If therefore we find ourselves constantly whoring or playing the harlot with idols of our age as we go about our daily lives, then we really haven’t seen Jesus.
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You can’t see Jesus and not give all your love to Him. How can you not?
Have you seen Jesus?
Maybe you think you know Him because you have seen His love displayed on the cross, but all it takes is one real glance at Jesus and you would be sold out to Him. If you aren’t yet sold out, you haven’t yet seen Him. You can’t see Him and not love Him.
Yes, you may have been saved by Him, but you haven’t really understood what happened that day if Football, Music, Fashion, Career, Business, Family, Education, Finances, Ministry etc. take more of your attention and time than Jesus does. In such a case, though you are more, you are only just living like the Israelites who after the death of Gideon played the harlot with the Baals. You may be even worse, for Gideon died, and never rose, but Jesus died and rose and is with you always (Matthew 28:20). You, therefore, are without excuse.
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Daddy, I love you, I will always love you. Help me see and live in the wonder of all that you’ve done for mankind in redemption.
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