“They feared the LORD, yet served their own gods” (II Kings 17:33).
In ancient times, people were double-minded. In other words, on some of their days during the week, they prayed to the one true God; yet during other parts of the week, they followed after their own sinful desires. Today in Idaho Falls, we have the same struggle. Truly, you cannot follow after both God and drugs. You can’t serve God and money, power, and sex. God is not just another buffet item to pick and eat at your pleasure in Chuck A Rama. All of our earthly gods might provide instant satisfaction now, but they bring hell later. It is not worth gaining the whole world but losing your own soul. Fear the LORD and Him alone. This is the beginning of wisdom. Know this truth. Experience this. The truth and beauty of Jesus infinitely eclipses the pseudo pleasures of all other gods in our city.