Sunday, July 6, 2008

Do you worship a beaten god?

July 6, 2008

It is amazing how many people will turn back to that which caused them be distant from God in the first place. For example, someone who has a problem with drinking, finds God and when times get rough, they turn back to the drink. Or someone who finds that money can not get them what they need in life, peace, find God and then they turn back to the need of money later on. This is not good as today's verses talk about.

2 Chronicles 25:14-15 KJV
(14) Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.
(15) Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah, and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why hast thou sought after the gods of the people, which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand?

God had helped Amaziah win a war and what does he do? He goes back to worshiping false gods. Not only that but they were the gods of the people he had just beaten. If the could not stand up to the God of Jerusalem, how could they do any thing? Is there any sense in that?

Is there any sense in turning back to what God has delivered you from in the first place?


2 Kings 14:1-29, 2 Chronicles 25:1-28

Jonah 1:1-4:11

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