We must obey God rather than any human authority. Acts 5:29
Lately I’ve been thinking about those things in my life that have slowly worked their way into an elevated position in my day to day. How tightly do I cling to money? If I were to loosen my grip, do I trust that God would provide? If I were to completely and forever commit to eliminating behaviors that are contrary to the life God calls me to, do I think the life Jesus offers would be better?
When my mind is clearest, when I am oriented toward God, I am able to see these things as they are, idols. They are false Gods. They are lords that I have elevated to the point of having dominion over my life.
For each of us, these lords rob us of the life the Lord of Lords intends for us to live. The call of every Jesus follower is to turn back and orient ourselves toward God. So today, let us subject ourselves not to the lords that rob us of joy, but the to the Lord who brought joy to this world through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son.