Do you serve somebody?
The one who tries to convince you that you can serve yourself and you’ll be just fine, is this person:
Revelation 12:9 – 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. ……………
I quote the first part of that verse because it clarifies who the serpent is below.
Genesis 3:1-4 – 1Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” 4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
The lie is that you can be like God. Satan calls God a liar and tells Eve she won’t die. Satan is telling Eve that once you know good and evil you can now independently make those decisions for yourself.
The truth is God has no use for any other gods. That starts with Satan and then any else trying to take his advice.
Isaiah 45:22 – 22 “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
God wants us to choose Him to worship and serve. He sent His only Son to die in our place if we are willing to ask for that forgiveness and call Him Savior and be our King.
Almost all opinion conversations have the words, “ I think….”. Somebody who wants God to be in charge should refer to, “God’s Word says ……. regarding that”
We have bad tendency in this country in thinking God thinks exactly the way we do. I promise you He doesn’t. The best we can do is study His Word, pray to Him for guidance, and do our best to serve and follow Him.