Who Is First?

“Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.” – Psalm 37:4 

As we have looked at the last couple of days, idols can be found in all shapes and sizes. We worship idols related to success, money, possessions, and stuff. We can find them in our personal identity and physical fitness. But no matter what you call it, if you have put it before God, He calls it idolatry.  

God is the giver of all good things, but He’s still God. And He refuses to be one of many gods in your life. Don’t forget what it says in Psalm 37:4, “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.”  

When Jesus and the disciples entered Caesarea Philippi, Jesus, being surrounded by so many idols and so many gods, looked at His boys and asked the question, “Who do you say that I am?” In other words, everybody worships something…everybody worships someone… so who are you going to worship? 

As Psalm 37 shows us, when we delight in Him, He wants to reward us with the things we desire. He is a God who wants to bring great things into our lives. But that only happens when we are obedient. And that obedience starts with putting Him first above all other things in our lives.  

It is great to be committed to the relationships, jobs, and responsibilities we have, but not to the extent that we place those things before Him. God wants to do an amazing work in your life, and He wants to bless you in some mighty ways. But you must put Him first.  

So what about you? Who will you choose to worship? Will you worship false gods and idols that can’t give you anything, or will you worship the one true God, who can give you everything?  

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bible verse

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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