Sunday, June 14, 2015

To God Alone

Deuteronomy 13:4 KJV
Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

I would call this verse the pivot of all of Deuteronomy 13. The chapter offers three possibilities in following after false gods:
·       A prophet might bring s true sign
·       A member of the family might tempt you privately or
·       Certain men (this might be a political party in our day) might lead a whole city away from god

The point was that, no matter what, you do not turn from God to idols.
·       Even if the prophet tells a dream that comes true or performs a miracle and it is proven genuine
·       Even if it is you your parents your spouse or your children
·       Even if is the direction your whole country is heading towards
We who are God's people are to:
·       walk after God
·       fear him and keep His commandments
·       obey His voice
·       serve Him and
·       cleave unto Him

If anything tends to draw us away, especially if they are emotionally compelling things, we should view that as a test from God to prove, try and strengthen our faith.

Our allegiance is to God alone.

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