June 8, 2023

Deuteronomy 6:4–6 (NKJV) — 4 “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.”

How many gods do you worship?

Jesus was asked in Matthew 22:37-38, “What is the greatest commandment.” He answered with this passage, the Shema. There are not different gods, only one God. There is only one God who created all things: Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 8:6 ,“yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.”

Luke writes in Acts 17:26 and 28, “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,” verse 28 “for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.”

There are many “gods”. There is only “One true God.” Many pretenders are claiming to be God. There is only “One true God.” Many worship ideas, thoughts, and ideologies about God but never find the “One true God.” Many live with the Epicurean philosophy to “Eat, Drink, and be Merry for tomorrow we may die.”

Many teachings about God abound in today’s world. Any teaching that does not include the truth of God’s Word, the Bible is a false teaching. We have moved from teaching the truth of God’s Word to teaching about God’s Word. We have corrupted the teaching of God to fit the philosophy of a fallen world. If the Bible does not fit the teaching of the world it, the Bible, is changed to soothe the fallen soul of the lost.

Paul wrote to the Corinthian church these words; “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; 3 for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? 4 For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal? (1 Corinthians 3:1–4)

Who do you worship? “Hear: O Israel” Hear O professing Christian.