Worship at the Altar of God

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Christians seem to be losing their moral and spiritual grounding. Part of the problem is that we want to design our own spirituality. We get saved and then think we can pick and choose our attitudes and our beliefs about social issues. The issue is that we must stand on the truth of God. There is no argument about what truth we should stand on. There is one truth. The truth of God is revealed in His word and through the life of Jesus. The Scripture is spiritually discerned or can only be understood the those who are saved and walk in the Spirit of the Lord and not in the spirit of the world.

There is a mixing of the two spirits in the lives of Christians. Many of them believe that they are sincerely devoted to God. This is mixing of devotion to one and then the other is not acceptable to God. Gideon was commanded by God to tear down the altar of Baal and to raise an altar to God and worship there. Read the account of Gideon in Judges 6. This is an illustration to the devotion and obedience of a believer. We have many false idols and altars in our lives. These false idols can be science, politics, education, materialism, hedonism, etc. The list can go on. It all comes down to the things we place between us and God. The message is that we must put first things first.

Here is where the obedience of Gideon comes in. God instructed Gideon to tear down the altar of Baal, to raise an altar to God and worship there. There is no serving two gods. Are you either all in for God or you are trying to live on the fence at the altar of Baal. Jesus deserves our complete devotion and obedience. It is through this single devotion toward God that we have the victory over the enemy of our life.

4 Responses to “Worship at the Altar of God”

  1. Jenn Rush Says:

    I love the story of Gideon. So much to learn from him!

    I’m trying to remember where the scripture is that says “Choose you this day who you will serve.” Life is about choices. We need to decide who we will serve with our lives.

  2. Lupe Says:

    It is always about the choices we make. This verse is like the one you mentioned Jenn.
    And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (joshua 24:15)

  3. Judi Says:

    Too often we fall short of obedience. We have the appearance of devotion to God. But we fail to follow through in obedience to God. Obedience is the action of our faith.

    Heb. 5:13-14
    13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.

    14 But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

  4. Cammy Says:

    This is great Pastor.