Deuteronomy 10:12-17 (NASB)
12 “Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the Lord’s commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good? 14 Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it. 15 Yet on your fathers did the Lord set His affection to love them, and He chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day. 16 So circumcise your heart, and stiffen your neck no longer. 17 For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.
God wants us to worship Him and serve Him with our hearts and souls—to put Him first in our lives. Yet how often do we spend time on work or pleasure instead of worship, put something or someone else in the top spot in our hearts rather than the Lord of lords and God of gods? As we transition to a new year, let us re-commit to put God above everything else in our lives.
Lord, You are the Lord of lords and God of gods, the Creator and Sustainer of everything. Keep us from putting anything else in Your place. Remind us that You want and deserve our total commitment. We worship and adore You, O Lord! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
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