PRAYER: Please pray for our community tonight. Thankful for each one of you.
DEVOTION: “Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.” – 1 John 5:21
Some translations say to keep away from idols. This is how John ends the chapter. This is how he ends this book. With this final nugget of incredibly powerful and plainly simple piece of wisdom.
Guard your heart. Don’t let anything that might take the place of God into your hearts….
Let’s see, the list is extensive. It’s downright enormous. How many can you list off the top of your head? So many things are craving our attention….
But….we are better off with God being the focus and the ruler of our hearts. Let everything else fall in line after that but the utmost of importance is that we keep God first in it all. Always.
Simple? No. We encounter major opposition to this idea. The world does not let us believe this for one second, it’s too busy trying to feed us it’s own agendas.
But…we know better. We are given the Spirit who helps and guides us. Who gives us wisdom and instruction. We are given Jesus.
Today. Keep your hearts from anything that is not of God. Let Him and only Him rule your heart and your life.
Prayers up for all of us today as we continue to seek Him in it all.