by Rev Joel Yong
For any one of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who sojourn in Israel, who separates himself from me, taking his idols into his heart and putting the stumbling block of his iniquity before his face, and yet comes to a prophet to consult me through him, I the Lord will answer him myself. And I will set my face against that man; I will make him a sign and a byword and cut him off from the midst of my people, and you shall know that I am the Lord.
There are people who do not worship God alone but entertain idols in flagrant disobedience of God’s ways. But yet when they are in trouble – they come to seek God and hear what He has to say. Why? Why would they do that?
They see God as nothing more than a tool.
Not a god. They ‘utilize’ Him only when they have need.
They do not see Him as Lord- to be served and to be obeyed.
What about ourselves? We may not pursue multiple religions at once but we may hold things that reign in our hearts in what should be God’s rightful place.
“What about you- who do you say that I am?” Jesus asked.
That is an important question- its answer shows whether we are followers of God or consumers who seek to reap the benefits we can from God and any idol that comes our way.