This day with God will be amazing because we will focus on the ONE true God. We will not focus on the world in which disorder expands to fill the void of human failure. Instead, we will put our focus on God’s way of order so the void will be filled with a future of peace and joy.
Today, we are reading Deuteronomy 12 which explains the difference in the Canaanite gods and the Lord our God. Moses tells the people that the Canaanite gods were many but there is only ONE true God and one central place of worship to bring offerings, sacrifices, tithes, and special gifts.
This central place of worship would be determined once they cross the Jordan and settle in the land the Lord had promised. They were to destroy the Canaanite gods because their focus should be on worshiping the ONE true God who gives peace and joy. Their attitude in worship should be to rejoice, be grateful, and to follow instructions carefully.
These attitudes of worship are still important to us today. Without attention to God, our attitudes, activities, relationships, places we go, and our habits can lead us in the wrong direction. Without our attention on God, there is disunity, chaos and grumbling. We live in a world in which there is so many competing interest but the ways of the Lord are always beneficial so we should climb higher towards spiritual assets like faith, hope, and love rather than material assets of this world.
This day with You Lord, we pray for total attention on You. The guiding principles of Your Word are essentials for life. In this ever-changing world, we rely on Your guiding principles to lead us higher. Forgive us for putting too much attention on material things that are full of promises we can’t keep. Help us to focus on You because You always come through. Because of Your promise of Your Son Jesus, the sky is the limit to an awesome future. Amen