Psalm 86:8 (NLT), Psalm 86:9 (NLT), Psalm 86:10 (NLT)
What is a pagan god in modern life? How do they compare with the one true God today?
Many things today fight or compete for our attention. We are also in the midst of a battle for our attention!
I’ve been reflecting recently for lent on Jesus being pushed out into the wilderness where satan tried with all is effort to win Jesus over to worshp him – in other words become the authority in Jesus life. And of course we know it didn’t work, satan failed miserably – giving us an example that in Christ we have authority over satan giving us the power to resist attemting to gain authority on our lives!
In a simular way today satan uses all kinds of distractions to become the focus of our attention away from God! It’s not so obvious as pagan gods or idols but subtle, perhaps too busy, TV, sport even friends really anything that takes our time away from knowing our Heavenly Father in an intimate way.
And what of the comparison to those distractions that replace God?
Can these things heal the sick, raise the dead, forgive sins or drawer is into the loving presence of God? No of course not!!!
Instead consider today the distractions of life drawing you away from a relationship with your heeavenly Father through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Heed the words of James, “Drawer near to God and he will drawer near to you, Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”