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Today I prayed for
What I read about with
Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles. Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. “Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same. “Do not make any idols (12-17).
When I was first reading these verses I remember thinking, “Wow, God is really strong on this issue.” Then later when I read and prayed for
Our God is a jealous God. As Jesus said, You cannot serve God and mammon (xx). You cannot serve two gods at the same time.
This obviously drove into me… am I divided? Have any of the gods of my world wormed their way into my life?
How about you???
Lord, create in me a pure heart ,Oh, God, and renew a right spirit in me. See if there is any wicked way in me, and if so, Lord, root it out. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen