Man! It's been hard to be consistent in scripture memory and blogging. It's so easy to let life get in the way of–not only this scripture memory–thoughts and intentions toward God. My mindset is easily strayed toward things other than God. 1 Corinthians chapter 8 is convicting to me.
Paul says that our knowledge can limit us concerning idols. "If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know." My knowledge about God is so small. In verse 3 "But if anyone loves God, he is known by God." I need to get this. As a Christian it isn't about how much I know, but who I love. It's about whether God knows me or not. My love for Him proves that he knows me.
Then Paul says that there is no other god. The idols are made up.....they are "gods" or "lords."
1 Corinthians 8:6 "yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist."
I want this scripture to sink into my heart. I want to realize this on a daily basis–that my life is from the Father and through Jesus, and for the Father and through Jesus. Jesus is why I am am alive and why I live. God knows me because of Jesus. All of these other things in my life don't matter. I let these little "idols" get in the way loving God like I should.
I want to love God.