October 4, 2023

1 Samuel 5:3-4 (NKJV)

“And when the people of Ashdod arose early in the morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. So they took Dagon and set it in its place again. And when they arose early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen on its face to the ground before the ark of the Lord. The head of Dagon and both the palms of its hands were broken off on the threshold; only Dagon’s torso was left of it.”

Our God is not just Almighty, He is All Mighty! None can be compared with Him or to Him. His glory is beyond imagination, and whatever He sets out to do, nobody can stop Him. The nations may have their gods and the systems they trust in, but nothing can stand before the majesty of our Eternal King. If the Lord has allowed these gods to stand, it is because He is allowing them for a reason, and He wants to use them to still manifest His glory.

The fact that evil forces seem to still reign in the affairs of men is not because they are strong, but it’s because God has not decided to bring them down. The moment our God says their cup is full, they will be forced to bow before the Maker of the universe.

Oh! How foolish human beings are, to continue to put their trust in anything but the Almighty God? How limited and myopic is human imagination that they put their hopes in that which is not Almighty? If the people of Ashdod were so ignorant thousands of years ago and did not know there was an Almighty Deity, can we say the same for our generation today? Why do the sons of men love to worship anything and anyone but the Almighty? Every day, we specialize in creating new idols in whom we put our hopes. We love our toys so much that we don’t realize that they have become our gods.

Knowledge abounds in these last days, and science has become another god. How does God respond to our idolatries? He is jealous. God is not just Almighty, He does not take kindly to being compared with other deities, and His anger rises when the sons of men put Him side-by-side with other creatures or creations. He refuses to be who He is not. As pilgrims, let’s bow in awe of our glorious God and acknowledge His Almightiness. In our hearts, let’s constantly worship and acknowledge that nothing and no one compares to Him. And let’s pray that the children of men will turn away from these meager deities and on to the Lord God Almighty – Maker of all that is seen and unseen. Amen.

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