Scripture reading: Isaiah 44:5-18
Christian Devotions Memory Verse
shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the
earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these
heavens.” (Jeremiah 10:11 KJV)
While I was in the university some years ago I took a course in philosophy and I was taught about the ‘Concept of Universal God’. The proponent of the concepts says that there is an unknown universal God who created all things but that there are many ways to access him. The question now is; how true is the concept of universal God?
Surely there is a universal God. His name is Jehovah; He is also the Almighty; He is the most High; He changes time and seasons; He set up kings and removes kings from the throne (Daniel 2:21); He seated in heaven and rules in the affairs of men; He is the Lord of lords and King of kings; He is the creator of the heaven and the earth (Psalm 24:1). Philosophers usually believe that they are wiser than every other person but with regards to this concept they got it wrong. There is only one way to the Almighty and it is through Jesus Christ our Saviour. The scripture says
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6 KJV)
There is no other way to the Almighty father except through Jesus Christ. Indeed, there are other lords and gods which people worship, but the Almighty made it clear in ‘verse 6’ of our scripture reading that He is the first and the last. He went further to say that beside him there is no god. This implies that those other gods that people bow down and worship are in the real sense idols; they are fake gods and they cannot lead anyone to the Most High God.
Another way to know the true living God and his genuine prophet is through accurate prophecy. In verse 7 of Isaiah 44, the Lord challenged the idols of other religion; He asked them to declare future events and let’s see if they will come to pass without any error. The Almighty God is the beginning and the end, as a result he can speak about future event with certainty but other gods cannot do that accurately. In the same way, a genuine prophet of God will always declare the future with accuracy – watch out!
Satan deliberately introduced many other religions into the world in other to cause conflict and confusion. As a result people will not be able to identify the truth. For the scripture says in Acts 4:12
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
It is only the name of Jesus that can save. No any other name can take anyone to the throne of Almighty God. Therefore the concept of universal God as taught in philosophy is faulty.
Before we conclude let’s see what God says concerning the worshippers of other gods. In Isaiah 44:11, God declares that the companion of idols shall be put to shame. He went further to say that they shall be terrified.
I will like to conclude today’s Christian devotion with the following scripture:
“But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.” (Jeremiah 10:10-12 KJV)
• If the gods that have not made the heavens and earth shall perish, what do you think will happen to their worshipers?
• Some scientist says the earth is a product of big-bang theory, do you agree?
Christian Devotions Prayer Point
Everlasting father, thank you for being my God. Please open my heart of understanding to know you more. Give unto me revelations in the knowledge of you in the name of Jesus.
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