We are bombarded today with the devotion of people to their gods. Citizens in America are allowed to worship any god they want. They also are free not to worship God at all. Even though these freedoms are available, it does not make them right.
This tolerance of multiple gods can be confusing at times for the Christian. How may gods are there? Are the Muslims, Mormons, Hindus, and Jehovah Witnesses all worshiping the same God as the Christian?
Notice what 1 Ki. 8:60-61 say about that,
“May all the peoples of the earth know that the Lord is God; there is no other. Let my heart be fully committed to the Lord my God, to walk in Your statutes and keep Your commandments, as at this day.”
There were many “gods” worshipped by many nations in the Old Testament very similar to today. Sincere efforts were often made to please these gods. Unfortunately, they worshipped God in ignorance. Why? Because there is only one God and he has only made himself known through his Word. Paul tells us in Romans 1:18-25, that man rejected the true God and began creating the gods they wanted.
It may be common for people to worship a god, but the Bible tells us there is only one true God. He is the triune God of the Bible. All other gods are man made and are not gods at all. There may be sincere efforts to worship the true God by people throughout the world, but God is only found in the Bible through Jesus. Therefore, the wise person is the one who seeks the God of the Bible and is true to him alone.
Father, I am so thankful that you chose to reveal yourself to us through your written Word, the Bible. In it, we gain a picture of your nature and your expectations. May I seek you alone and may my heart be faithful to you alone.
Following Jesus with you,