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  • God spoke all these words, saying, 'I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God' Exodus 20:1 WEB

    The first of the ten commandments is that you shall have no other gods before Me. The ten plagues on Egypt were directed against the gods they worshiped. The Egyptians worshiped the guardian god of the Nile river, but it turned to blood. They worshiped the sun god, but it turned to darkness (Exodus 7-12).

    While the Philistines were celebrating to their god dagon, the Lord used Samson to bring the entire building down on them (Judges 16:23). Later when backslidden Israel tried to use the Ark of God as a tool, the Lord allowed the Ark to be captured by the Philistine army. They celebrated and happily placed the Ark in their temple, right in front of the statue of dagon. The next morning, dagon was broken and laying on his face in front of the Ark (1 Samuel 5:2).

    This all sounds foreign, but it is still relevant today. We are given a choice as to who we will serve. Often we choose to be our own god and live just like we want. Sometimes we chase after asheroth ( a god of sex and fertility ) other times we chase after baal ( a god of money, the economy, and materialism ).

    Your choice will be tested on this just as sure as Shadrach's and the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar set up (Daniel 3:7). Choose today who you will serve, because God Almighty will not share His place in your life with other 'gods.'

    If you love other gods, you can have them, but you will not have Him along with it. Like Jesus said, no one can serve two masters. It is like a divine election, and only one god wins the top spot in your life. Who will be the top God in your life?

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose You today! Thank You and I pray that You reveal to me clearly anything that comes before You in my life. Help me root the idols out of my life, for I want to please You Lord. Teach me, guide me, walk with me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for being our top God, Jehovah and thank you for your son, Jesus..... we need and want you!❤️
May 29, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you :)

May 29, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

May 29, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

May 29, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 29, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

May 29, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! How many does this really affect? Father, please guide us!

May 29, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

May 29, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father I choose you in the name of Jesus. Amen

May 29, 2018
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Connie Cote
Connie Cote

Amen!

May 29, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!  So good! 

May 29, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

May 29, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus,we choose you as our Lord and Master.We love and worship you. Amen 

May 29, 2018
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Christopher Shannon
Christopher Shannon

As always, brilliantly and beautifully written, Pastor Dion!  

May 29, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father in Heaven, I love You and praise Your Holy Name every day of my life .Give me the opportunity to choose You and to do whatever You want me to, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

May 29, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! My GOD is The GOD, the one and only!  "....... as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!" Joshua 24:15

May 29, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I choose You Father God!

May 29, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Praise and give thanks to our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY for me and my children choose GOD on top of everything.

May 29, 2018
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen 

May 29, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Lord, I put You first in my life today and every day.  Thank You for all You have done for me! Please heal me, I really don't want to have surgery. Please Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen.

May 29, 2018
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Lorena Amador
Lorena Amador

Amen. 

May 29, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!!

May 29, 2018
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE LEFT BEHIND 2 MOVIE  :)

May 29, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I choose You today! Thank You and I pray that You reveal to me clearly anything that comes before You in my life. Help me root the idols out of my life, for I want to please You Lord. Teach me, guide me, walk with me today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

May 30, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Yes Lord!

 

May 30, 2018