“Then the men of Israel said to Gideon, “Rule over us, you and your son and your grandson also, for you have saved us from the hand of Midian.” Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, and my son will not rule over you; the Lord will rule over you.”
“As soon as Gideon died, the people of Israel turned again and whored after the Baals and made Baal-berith their god. And the people of Israel did not remember the Lord their God, who had delivered them from the hand of all their enemies on every side,”
- Our hearts are revealed when our loyalties change. God uses men to lead people to Christ, but we must never find ourselves devoted more to the men God uses, than to God himself. Our loyalty, priority, and purpose must remain with God, and God alone. Placing our faith in anyone other than God, will set us up for a fall. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He loves us and has provided for our eternity through the blood of his Son. We must be loving to everyone, but loyal to God above all.
Who is the object of your worship?