Tuesday, January 18th, 2022




There are many things in today's world that make a convincing case as to why we should worship them. There are many people we can look to, who seem to worship those things, and who seem to be doing very well in life. One might wonder, "If I can have all I want in this life by worshipping the things in this world, why would I worship anything else?" It's a fair question. However, a better question to ponder is, "What happens if I worship the things of this world, and don't get all I want?" That may lead you to a final question -- "Is there anything assured in this world?" There is but one thing assured in this world: salvation comes from accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior. When we make the decision for Christ, the Bible tells us that our name is written in the book of life -- guaranteeing our eternal place with Jesus. Thus, choosing whom to worship, in one way, comes down to choosing assurance over possibility, and eternity over the present. The Lord addresses those who are tempted to choose the latter in Isaiah, saying,"With whom will you compare me or count me equal? To whom will you liken me that we may be compared? Some pour out gold from their bags and weigh out silver on the scales; they hire a goldsmith to make it into a god, and they bow down and worship it. They lift it to their shoulders and carry it; they set it up in its place, and there it stands. From that spot it cannot move. Even though someone cries out to it, it cannot answer; it cannot save them from their troubles." How many of us have, at times, been guilty of worshipping the things of this world, and the things we create in it? How many of us found that worshipping to be fruitful in the areas of ourselves we needed fruit the most?


Today, make a decision to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior; choose eternity and assurance; reap the benefits of the fruit a life lived here and now for Christ. .


"With whom will you compare me or count me equal?

To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?

Some pour out gold from their bags

and weigh out silver on the scales;

they hire a goldsmith to make it into a god,

and they bow down and worship it.

They lift it to their shoulders and carry it;

they set it up in its place, and there it stands.

From that spot it cannot move.

Even though someone cries out to it, it cannot answer;

it cannot save them from their troubles." -- Isaiah 46: 5-7