God Destroys false gods
Daily Devotional for April 7th
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. Exodus 12:12
This world puts their trust in a lot of strange things. The world’s religions demand a belief in a particular god. Some are more enticing than others. All claim to be exclusively the truth. All are conjured up in the imaginations. Most are carved out of wood or stone by some man. The sad thing is that none of these false gods can answer a single prayer.
In our lives, we tend to trust in a lot of things that cannot bring deliverance or answers to prayer. We trust in our bank accounts, our health, our jobs, our government, military, doctors, parents, etc. While there is a bit of comfort in these things, they will all fail you at some point. God wants you to trust in Him alone; to lean on Him entirely. He wants you to come to Him for your problems and needs. Why? Because God is the only one who can answer prayer.
When the Lord brought to pass His promise of delivering His people from Egyptian bondage, He chose to target the gods of Egypt in particularly. As a matter of fact, every plague that God sent upon the land was a god that Egypt worshipped. God let Egypt know that He had power and authority over everything they believed in. Throughout your life, God targets everything you trust in and will bring it to naught. For one, nothing you trust in apart from God will be able to deliver you. Second, God has your peace and joy at His foremost concern. Your life is at maximum satisfaction when God is the One you look to; the One you trust in for everything.
God cannot be compared to any other false god. When God is in the presence of other objects of worship, those objects will fall. The Philistine’s false god Dagon could not stand in God’s presence. 1 Samuel 5. God brought fire down from Heaven to show Israel that Baal was not to be trusted in. Elijah would later destroy every image and grove that had been erected in Israel. God destroys the things we trust in. It’s His plan to bring down every ideology to where He alone is standing. God said I alone am the Lord. There is none other. He will do this very thing one day.
Did you know that you can be a child of God, but be trusting in something other than God? Are you in a place where you have all of your faith in a lawyer? Are there mountains in your life and your trusting even in yourself to make it through? Remember, God will move so mightily in your life if you will trust in Him. He will remove your trust in everything else. This is where you need to be anyway; trusting in Him. Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.