God: The Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe. (webster’s Dictionary) Capital G
god: To treat as a god; idolize. (Webster’s Dictionary). lowercase g
In our culture and society today, it’s very easy to get caught up in material things and place them first in our life.
When something else takes first place in our life besides God, then it could be considered as worshiping something or someone else.
Even when it appears innocent, it may just be a way of shifting us away from God.
If our focus isn’t on God, then what is it on?
What Else Can We Do?
We can try to recognize our daily habits, what comes first.
We can keep our material things where they belong…second, third, fourth… in line.
We especially shouldn’t put our need for money above our need for God.
We all must do what needs to be done to sustain our way of life,
but we need not to do it alone.
Do we take a moment in the morning to talk with God?
Do we take a moment before starting our day to pray to God?
Do we take a moment in the middle of our day to remember God?
Do we take a moment at the end of our day to thank God?
Do we remember that God (with a capital G) is our one and only source.
The Bible Says
You shall have no other gods before Me.
You shall not make for yourself a carved image – any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them.
1 Timothy 6:7
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
Bible Trivia: What is Mammon? (See Luke 16: 9 &11 and Webster’s Dictionary) “And I say to you, make friends for yourselve by unrighteou mammon, that when you fail, they may recieve you into an everlasting home.” “Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?” Websters Dictionary: Material wealth or possessions.
Bible Verse: No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon. Matthew 6:24