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There Is Only One God

August 4, 2023

1 Corinthians 8:4
Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that no idol is anything in the world, and that there is no other God but one.

Since the beginning of time, Satan has tried to convince the world that there are many gods.  As a matter of fact, in the ancient pagan world, Israel was looked upon as weak and sort of an oddity, because they claimed loyalty to only one God.  This certainly put the Israelites at a disadvantage to the other nations who could call upon a plethora of gods at any given time.

Satan has used this lie and many others to fool people.  His playbook is wide open.  If he can convince a population into believing something is not true, especially when it comes to thee God and His character, well, that is part of Satan’s policy, his MO. There is only one God in this universe!

In modern Christian circles, idols have come to be identified with everything from sports, money, entertainment, and even a spouse. It has been a topic of modern preachers to warn of the dangers of replacing your commitment to God with such things. It is not totally inaccurate to say that these things are idols. The modern definition is that an idol is anything that becomes more important to us than God.  But this is not the ancient definition.  The ancient definition is that an idol is a piece of metal or wood that represents a deity of some sort.  The problem with idolatry is that it takes the divine character of the True and Living God and attributes those characteristics to other gods.  Let me explain, God created the sun, moon, and stars for light, to track seasons, for navigation, and a host of other reasons.  Man should give glory and praise to God for these blessings.  Instead, through the influence of Satan, man has invented false gods that control the sun, moon, and stars.  This has taken away God’s glory and given it to a god that doesn’t even exist.  And to make matters worse, man makes a representation of these gods in the form of carved wood and metal then bows down to them, stealing praise that should be reserved for the True and Living God.

So, what is my encouragement?  A true child of God understands that his or her Creator stands alone. There are no other gods.  Satan has done his job, but we don’t have to stand for it. Let the ones you love know that there is only one God in heaven, and He has sent His Son Jesus to die for them on the cross.  Tell them of your privileged position as a child of the only God in the Universe. As our verse says, “we know that there is no such thing as an idol in the world, and that there is no God but one.” 

Dave F. 

     ‘69 / ‘76   Egg Harbor Twp   NJ

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