The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice....
The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
and all the peoples' behold his glory.
All worshippers of images are put to shame,
those who make their boast in worthless idols;
all gods bow down before him....
For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;
you are exalted far above all gods.
(Church in Wales Lectionary, New Revised Standard Version)
God has always expected commitment from His people, and that's where problems occur for many of us. We put other things in front of our relationship with God, sometimes because we feel they should be of primary importance, and sometimes because we don't realise how we have placed them as idols. Can we be honest and see what we have turned into idols?
Of course God becomes more important at certain times of our life, perhaps when we find a soul-mate, or have a baby, or someone becomes very ill. But what happens after that? Is it like ditching a friend after we totally rely on them?
help us to be honest with ourselves;
see where we place our priorities;
and then re-assess them.
May we turn to You now
and in the future,
knowing that You will
always be there for us.