I have been reading 5 Psalms a day – a suggestion made by Tony Merida – and I have really enjoyed it. They have become my prayers each morning.
This morning, I read the 2 verses above and I know that’s a message to us. How crazy? Why would people, God’s CHOSEN/HOLY/LOVED/SET APART people chose a grass-eating bull over their GLORIOUS GOD?? Well… we do it all the time.
The Israelites, God’s chosen people, worshipped idols instead of praising the one who rescued them from Egypt, provided for them, guided them, spoke with them, protected them, fought for them, saved them, forgave them (again and again), and longed to be their God, their one desire. Maybe your “grass-eating bull” doesn’t look like the statue above, but are you trading your glorious God (who longs to be your kinsman Redeemer) for longer much lesser? Maybe it looks like:
Are you trading Him for your success? You career?
Are you living for religion and not a relationship?? You can miss the MOST important things for good things… but HE is the BEST thing. Love HIM… not a religion or a church service. Spend time with HIM. Know HIM. Delight in the fact that HE knows YOU!
Are you sacrificing the things that the Lord is calling you to do and be so that you can fit in with the crowd?? Do you look like everyone around you? You shouldn’t! Got calls us to be HOLY = set apart. We are to live as aliens and strangers in this world – love differently, live radically.
Are you too worried about what you look like and what you wear than to empty yourself and be used by the GLORIOUS GOD??
Is money you idol? Is your worth found in the amount of dollars in your back account? Is what you have and who you have more than the most important thing to you? Do you live in a game of comparison? Don’t! Live a life of compassion.
Do you strive for the American dream more than you strive for the King of the Universe? Do you long for a husband and family more than you want to be romanced by your Creator? HE IS BETTER.