“It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.” -Deuteronomy 13:4
Quick Thoughts on Deuteronomy 13:4
Not much to say about today’s passage as it’s pretty clear. Deuteronomy is one of those books many don’t read because it’s not as fun or as easy to read. However, it’s still important and this is one of my favorite passages from the book.
We are reminded today that the Lord in heaven is the one we must follow and obey. While following Christ means you are saved from sin, it doesn’t mean your Christian Journey stops at just following Christ. In order to truly follow Christ, you must be obedient to the commands of God. You must serve God and He must hold the highest position in your life.
While you may have a boss or another leader in life you follow and obey, this other leader cannot come before God. If you are being led in a direction that goes against Christian teaching and God’s will, you are called to serve God first, not any human or any earthly organization.
Lord God in Heaven, I pray you will open my heart up to you and help me to worship you inside and outside of the church building. I pray you will provide me with the courage and strength to put you first, even when those of this world prefer I put you on the backburner to carry out their plan. Let me be led only by you. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ in Heaven. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayer for today’s verse are written by Saul Staples. Please comment below if you found this message to be helpful today.
NOTE: Please make sure to read the entire chapter today’s verse was taken from to ensure you understand the full context of the verse. It’s very easy to take one verse or even a couple of verses out of context and understand the words to mean something they really don’t mean.