“Amaziah, what are you thinking?”

“The anger of the Lord burned against Amaziah, and he sent a prophet to him, who said, ‘Why do you consult this people’s gods, which could not save their own people from your hand?’” 2 Chronicles 25:15.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 2 Kings 13-14, 2 Chronicles 25, and 2 Timothy 3.

God helps Amaziah win a victory and Amaziah brings homes the gods of the people he defeated and worships them.

Dumb!  You have to wonder where this guy’s brains are.

You just can’t rationalize this sort of behavior.  Or can you?

Think of the things in our lives that we put our trust in.  Our job.  Our health.  Our family.  Our finances.  Those are just a few.

Think of the times God blesses us.  We get something we don’t think we’ll get.  Some pain goes away.  Some bad situation becomes better.  Those are just a few.

How soon thereafter do we get overwhelmed by circumstances?  Do we turn to God or do we latch onto the failed idols for our strength?  Dumb!

Money is terminal.  Health is fleeting.  The job may end.  BUT God is constant.

God is a jealous God.  He wants our full trust.

“Lord, forgive me for losing my connection to You.  Forgive me for chasing counterfeit gods.  Forgive me for ever relying on counterfeit gods.  My trust must be in You.  Whether things go my way or not, I can be sure that trusting You is the way to go.  Help me to get my priorities straight.  I love You, Father.”

Why trust counterfeit gods?

+9 steady but too high

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