May 2, 2024

Dr. Shawn Stoever
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.”
Exodus 20: 2-3

I believe with all my heart that there is only one God – no separate god for the sun or the earth, no different god for love or war, no wild god of fire or trident-forked god of the sea. Only one God who created it all, owns it all, and loves us all.

I believe with all my heart that this one God sent His son to forgive our sins, rescue us from our unrighteousness, and reconcile us with Him. I have no problem serving and worshipping this one God.

But there are some little “g” gods in my life that do get significant amounts of my attention. Some of these gods include comfort and security, pleasures and entertainment, my family, friends, and sports. What are some of the little “g” gods in your life? Take a moment to identify some of the things that may be competing with the big “G” God for your attention.

The passage in the book of Exodus goes on to say that God is a jealous God. He does not want to compete with anything for your best energy, your time, or your love. By putting Him first, you will be able to truly enjoy the freedom that comes from your relationship with Him.