1 Samuel 28-29; 1 Chronicles 9; Acts 19

Spirituality acknowledges that life exists beyond what we are able to understand and appreciate. Being “spiritual” isn’t what God is asking of us. Saul was being spiritual when he turned to the witch of Endor to give him answers, but his willingness to break not only his law, but God’s law exposed him even further to the dark and evil forces.

Being “spiritual” can be a money maker; consider the silversmith Demetrius who incited an Ephesian crowd to turn against Paul, “He (Paul) says that man-made gods are no gods at all. There is the danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited, and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.” (Acts 19:26-27).” Demetrius identified his problem, but the truth of it was that Paul could not rob goddess Artemis of a divine majesty she never possessed it to begin with.

Someone worthy of worship, someone who leads us into truth won’t be be found in crystals, spiritual mediums, shrines and statues. Possessions, accrued finances, not even good intentions will save us or the world we live in. Counterfeit gods can never be a match for the one true God is Israel. He is the God who saves, the God who loves us, the God who tells us what is real and true about ourselves, this world and the next. May we worship him and him alone.

Klueh

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