13 The Lord will make you the head not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God ….and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.
25 and the answer will be: “It is because this people abandoned the covenant of the Lord, …… 26 They went off and worshiped other gods and bowed down to them, gods they did not know, gods he had not given them. 27 Therefore the Lord’s Anger burned against this land…”
47″Therefore, I tell you , her many sins have been forgiven-for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”
50 Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith has healed you; go in peace.”
God is a jealous God. This fact is pointed out over and over throughout the bible, but never more clearly than when He is setting up His people in their new land. He makes it very clear that worshipping other gods in any form will result in destruction. He is also very clear that He will bless all who turn to Him and obey His commands, particularly those dealing with having no other god but Him. Loyalty! That is all that God was asking of them. Jesus came and made the statement that all we need is to have Faith in Him, and He will save us. It’s that Loyalty thing again.
All I need is to have Faith in Jesus and I will be saved. I sometimes make it so complicated. All I really have to do is be loyal to God by trusting in Him to do what He has PROMISED, and I am saved. So Simple! So difficult! So wonderful!
Heavenly Father, Please help me to establish You as my only God, Help me to turn from all other forms of worship. Steer me away from worshipping things that can not give me life and only lead to destruction. Teach me to be loyal, trusting You and only You to fulfill the promises that You have made. Help me to grow my Faith so that I can also hear Jesus say, “Your faith has healed you; go in peace.”