Devotional

Christian Devotional – December 10, 2014

Read Judges chapter 8

VERSE:

Judges 8:27–Gideon made the gold into an ephod, which he placed in Ophrah, his town . All Israel prostituted themselves by worshipping it there, and it became a snare to Gideon and his family.

TRUTH:

Gideon had done so many wonderful things and had allowed God to use him in mighty ways. However, he became prideful and that became a stumbling block. Instead of continuing to worship the God who had given him the victory. He started to worship the gold that he took as a result of the victory. It is easy to get distracted from the One who truly deserves our worship if we are not diligent to keep our focus on Him.

RESPONSE:

Father, no matter the victories or the defeats that I go through in this life, keep me focused on You. Even a great victory that turns my eyes away from You would be a terrible defeat. I do not want to cause a snare for myself or for anyone else around me.

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