God takes it personally when his children abandon Him and go after other “gods”. After God has done so much for us, how can we go after those who have not invested in us? God paints a vivid picture of Israel and how He found her abandoned. God nurtured her when she could not take care of herself. God provided and protected her. But once Israel matured, she left the love of God and went after foreign nations.
This kind of disloyalty does not happen over night. It very subtly creeps in when we are not aware and before we know it, we are worshipping a false god who cannot help us. The temptation of idols is all around us everyday. It could be our money, our job, our friends, a habit or even, ourselves!
Every idol that we chase will disappoint us. The gods of this world can never care for us like our Heavenly Father. Idols make promises that they cannot keep. They give us a false sense of security that quickly is ripped from us. Though we may be tempted to stray, there is nothing greater than “dancing with the one who brought you.” God has loved us from the beginning and He will never leave us or stop loving us. He’s worthy of our faithfulness.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Ezekiel 16:42-17:24; Hebrews 8:1-13; Psalm 106:13-31; Proverbs 27:7-9