Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Life Shape Prayer & Discipleship Module One Block One – One God


Key Scripture: "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.”  Deuteronomy 6: 4-5 (Mark 12:29-30)  

Commentary: Many cultures, customs, and religious traditions of the world in our day and indeed in the days of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob worship many gods. However, the Bible teaches there is but one God and He alone is God. God reveals himself as the eternal, all powerful, ever present single God of the universe. He describes Himself as the great I Am, the all sufficient one, and creator of all things.

History has accommodated both monotheistic and polytheistic cultures. However, neither Muslims nor Hindus nor Buddhists believe what’s written in the Holy Bible. As well, believers in the One True and Living God, Jehovah, whether they be Jew or Christian, do not embrace the writings or the traditions of these other false religions.

Although, many people preach tolerance, there is a limit beyond which tolerance ceases to be a virtue. Only one story can be true. It is the story of the Bible. Man is not God, money is not God, nor are the mindless, speechless, and powerless idols. There is no competition between gods – there are no other Gods. There is but one God, Jehovah Almighty, and Him only shall we serve, with our spirit, our soul and our body.

Important Points:
1.   There is only one truth.
2.   There is a limit beyond which tolerance ceases to be a virtue.
3.   There is only One God.

Joshua 24:15  And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, (Jehovah), choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD, (Jehovah).