Avoid This Common Mistake

by | Aug 3, 2022

Avoid This Common Mistake I Daily Walk Devotion

An all too common mistake is to bring God down to our level and make him human. God is the creator of the universe and possesses the power and strength to destroy this earth and start over again. Diminishing the power and holiness of our God prevents him from working in our lives. When we think we can handle our problems on our own, we make Him common. When we don’t trust Him to come through or have the faith to step out, we bring him down to our level. Make sure that you avoid this common mistake.

Ezekiel 39:7

‘I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel.” 

Avoid This Common Mistake

By the time Ezekiel arrived on the scene in Israel, the nation had forsaken God. Their worship was lifeless, and they went through the motions of all required rituals. God was tired of His name being profaned. Israel had forsaken the true God for pagan idols from other nations. It was time to reassert His holiness amongst the nations.

Slow to Anger

Long-suffering is one of the traits that sets God apart from other gods. He is slow to anger his people, but He will only allow His name to be profaned for so long before He acts. Profaned means to take that which is holy and make it common. God is first and foremost holy, and He won’t allow people to make Him an everyday god like the rest of the gods in this world. He is going to be exalted. One day the world will know that He is the true God. He will make himself known to everyone.

God Desires to Be Glorified

It is very easy for us to profane the name of God. When we remove him from the center of our lives and place something else there, we make him as common as everything else. If we spend all our time and resources on everything besides God, we profane him. Eventually, God will take action in our lives. He will remove those idols and give us opportunities to reinsert him there. God desires to be glorified in our lives. Although he is very patient with us, He won’t compete for our affections.

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