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The Lord, He is God!
I woke up this morning, as I often due, with a sense that God has been speaking with me. I find it is normally in between the time of being asleep to waking up. Now, I am not claiming that I am a source of revelation from God but stating how the thoughts that I have start.
What were those thoughts?
If God is not real then why bother with morality at all? But if God is real then judgement is coming and I have to answer for everything I have done.
This is not a mighty revelation, at all. I am a Christian and therefore I believe in God and in Him sending a Saviour, Jesus Christ. However, it seems that I want to live with my feet in both camps. The world has its allures…after all why do we work? Do we only go to work because we need to buy food and pay the rent/mortgage? Or do we work so that we can gain pleasures, enjoy our food choices, clothes, holidays, clubbing, etc, etc, for example?
I am reminded of a passage of Scripture with a little context:
We are with Elijah on the mountain when he asked the people, whom will you serve? Baal or YHWH? We pick it up in:
1 Kings 18:38–39 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood and the stones and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. Now when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!” (NKJV)
This sudden realisation that God, who is Almighty and awesome in power, could easily destroy them changed them radically: The Lord, He is God!
It is this realisation this morning of who God is, and I am a Pastor, that “The Lord, He is God!” awoke me, literally, wondering just how worthy I am of His judgement against me.
I, we, have a choice, we can serve the god of this world by using our time and effort for worldly things or we can use those same gifts and talents to serve our God.
If God does not exist then let us live for pleasure. There is no room for morality if there is no God. We live for ourselves and that’s that. We do not need a reason or give an excuse if there is no God. Who is going to dish out justice against us? Perhaps, only if we go against the laws of our own land for the sake of preservation we would keep them.
We have to decide, even as Christians, it is a daily battle. If God is real then we have to give an account to Him. Will we be able to cope with His judgement?
Which God/god do we serve?