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  • They took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons and served their gods. The children of Israel did that which was evil in Yahweh's sight, and forgot Yahweh their God, and served the Baals and the Asheroth. Judges 3:6-7 WEB.

    Centuries ago, when it was time to go to church, there was excitement in the air. No one wanted to stay home. Their acts of worship were lustful and enticing. It was a very flesh-pleasing religion.

    At the time, Israel loved three main gods: Baal, the god of materialism and money. Asheroth, the god of sex and fertility. Molech, the god of fire. Worshipping these gods and participating in their rituals often involved extravagant drunken orgies.

    You were "required" to sleep with the cult prostitutes, each other's spouses, as well as man to man, and woman to woman. Their "acts of worship" produced many unwanted pregnancies, so the offspring were conveniently burned as a sacrifice to Molech (Leviticus 18:21).

    I used to read the Bible and wonder how people could worship idols like this. It just sounded so foreign and distant to me. Then as I grew older, the Lord revealed to me that it is rampant today. Thousands of years later, most of the world still chase these same gods, and Christians are not immune.

    It seems to be our default mode when not actively seeking the Lord. Lust, immorality, abortion, pornography, the love of money, and so many others creep in. You don't have to search hard to find all of this alive and well in the church today. We often pursue the very same things as ancient Israel.

    We need to keep Jesus at the center of our life so that He can bring balance to all areas. There is nothing wrong with money or sex, but your life cannot center around it, for it will become a snare to you. No one can serve two masters, for you will love one and hate the other (Luke 16:13). We should seek moderation in all things, including moderation.

    There is a way out of any trap. If you put God first in your life each morning by beginning your day with prayer, soon He will start to guide you out of it. The Lord will cause things to fall into place for you. Don't forget the Lord your God and begin to unknowingly serve the others, for we become what we repeatedly do. Jesus said, "Why do you call Me Lord and not do what I say," for, in the end, our Lord is who we obey.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for guiding me, and I want to make the most of my life. Please give me the grace to flee from things that are bad for me as Joseph did. Forgive me of my past and lead me into a brighter future. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask Amen. 

Mar 12
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Amen ! Such a truth. I Thank You for writing this article

about our wordhip. Yes, Jesus is our balance in life.

Praise God for His Mercy, Grace and Forgiveness....

Mar 12
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen thank you for truth 

Mar 12
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Mar 12
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father,  Thank You for guiding me to You.  I praise my one and only God!  Amen

Mar 12
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord for loving and guiding me. Thank you for providing for me and my family  in Jesus Name,  Amen 

Mar 12
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for loving us.We love and worship you. Amen 

Mar 12
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Mar 12
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 12
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Heavenly Father forgive my sins and Holy Spirit please guide me always In the name of Jesus Amen 

Mar 12
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen !!!

Mar 12
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen guide me where you want me to go Lord, Help me to know you better and show me your will for my life

Mar 12
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Great devotional today! A reminder of why the 12 step programs are so effective: we must surrender those "idols" to God.

Mar 12
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all You have done for us in our life, for giving us Your Son Jesus and for redirecting our lives. Help us to to be what You want us to be and follow Your will. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen. Thank You Lord, Amen. 

Pastor and Sylvia, thank You for this excellent reminder, God bless you both, Amen. 

Mar 12
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Heavenly Father, forgive me all things that is like an idol in my life, please lead me on Your road to the future You have for me, in Jesus's name I pray, amen. 

Mar 12
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Mar 12
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Proverbs 3:5-6

Mar 12
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 13
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

I agree 100 percent that we need to pray at least daily. The Bible says to pray without ceasing or continually pray throughout the day. We must put God first in our live and actively seek Him. I do one or more devotions every day and pray throughout the day. It is true that if we do not put God first and continue to pray and seek Him we might fall away from the faith and possibly become addicted to something like smoking or drugs or an action like sex. We are all human, and we sin pretty much every day, we have to keep in the word daily to keep from going astray.

Mar 14