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Then they got rid of the foreign gods among them and served the Lord. And he could bear Israel’s misery no longer.
This story occurs during the times of the Israeli Judges. Often there would be a godly Judge and the land would prosper, but other times the people of Israel would just worship the gods of their neighboring countries. In this particular case, their sin had gotten so bad that God Almighty had rejected them. Then Israel begged for Him to rescue them from their misery, and God did.
It happened because “They Got Rid Of Their Foreign gODS!” During the time of Moses, God had given Moses “The Ten Commandments” at Mt. Sinai. The first commandment of the Lord said, “You shall have no other gods before me” (Deut. 5:7)! But shortly after this command was given, the people of Israel were worshipping a golden calf. That was then, this is now. This command still holds today because folks still place other gods in front of God Almighty. Certainly people aren’t worshipping golden calves today, but gold in general, well, that’s a whole other discussion. When people determine to lay all other man-made gods aside to worship the one true God of the Bible, everything changes. In this story, it happened for Israel because “They Got Rid Of Their Foreign gODS!”
This AM I give You carte blanche to check my heart. Show me if I’ve allowed any other gOD to take Your place. I want to follow You wholeheartedly! Amen