“They will, however, become subject to him, so that they may learn the difference between serving me and serving the kings of other lands.” 2 Chronicles 12:8.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Kings 13-14, 2 Chronicles 12, and Philippians 3.
Hell is serving someone/something other than God.
They are all roads to a terminal ending.
They will leave us wanting more than they can give.
They will disappoint us. God will not.
There are so many things craving for our devotion and there surely are things we should have an interest in, and a concern for. Our ultimate interest/concern, however, must be for God.
So much of live is shallow. If I have my health, then I will be happy. There are a lot of healthy unhappy people around. How about wealthy and famous? How troubling are their lives!
But in God we can have peace. When we don’t have it, we can assume that the “competition” has inroads in us.
“Lord, You are my ultimate trust. There can be no other gods before You. I need You. Prick my conscience when I am chasing counterfeits. I know better. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”
Trust in The God and lessen the grip of the counterfeits. They’re terminal.