Thursday, September 30, 2021

We Are What We Worship

There are some religions in the Orient that follow practices that are condemned by Scripture and society. A member of one of those religions was jailed for robbery and murder which was part of his “faith.” While imprisoned he was visited by a missionary who shared with him the message of salvation. After he accepted Christ, the missionary gave him a Bible which became his dearest possession.

When he appeared before the judge, he testified that he had been brought up to be a worshiper of Kali. As a young child he was taught that if he shed the blood of the victims he robbed, he would please Kali - a Hindu goddess - and win her favor. He faithfully practiced his belief and worshiped this goddess all his life.

When the judge confronted him with his crime, he broke down and began to weep. After a few moments he was able to speak and with tears streaming down his face told the judge that he had committed many murders - more than he could remember.

“How could you be guilty of such enormities like these?” asked the judge.

Taking his worn Bible from his pocket and holding it up for the judge to see, he replied, “Had I but received this Book as a child, this book of Jesus, my Savior whom I now worship, I would not have done such horrible things.” God’s Word changed His life. 

“Exalt the Lord, our God, and worship at His footstool; He is holy,” proclaims the Psalmist. A lonely missionary serving in a remote country shared God’s Word and a life was redeemed. Whose life can you change by sharing His words of hope today? 

Prayer: We pray, Father, that we will open our hearts to the message of Your Word and share its truth. May we work with You to bring life and hope. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: Exalt the Lord, our God, and worship at His footstool; He is holy. Psalm 99:5

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