August 1, Only One God
Today’s reading: Psalms 1-5
“Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of
the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate his rule
with trembling” - Psalm 2:10-11.
Modern theologians declare that there are many ways to God. As long as someone is sincere, their thinking goes, then God will understand, and they can have access to God on their own terms. Yet somehow, that doesn’t even make logical sense, for if one says “This is good” and another says, “This is bad,” then both cannot be correct — it must either be good or bad, it cannot be both. If some believe “Jesus is Lord” and others believe “Jesus is not Lord,” then both cannot be correct, no matter how sincere they are. In today’s passage, the Lord warned the kings of the earth, not just the kings of Israel, to serve the Lord, as He had told His people in Exodus, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:2-3). Therefore, it is important to worship and reverence God for who He is and not for who you want Him to be. Are you fashioning a mental image or interpretation of God that is not consistent with who He is? Do you hold to the belief that there are many ways to God, that accuracy where the path to God is concerned is not important, but only sincere intent? What are you doing to ensure that you are serving God as He is and not as you want Him to be?