Gideon: Your Weakness. God’s Strength (PTBS – 7)

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Week 7: No Other Gods

Summary: What do the words, “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me,” mean? Clearly, they mean that there should be no other little “g” gods in our lives. We should esteem the God of heaven and Him only should we worship. In truth, these words should guide every action, decision, and/or thought that we have. They tell us so much about God and about what He desires of us. He wants us to understand that we should have no other images, likenesses, or idols before Him…period. There is nothing else and there is no one else who can be the strength, courage, might, direction, provision, or power that we need in order to endure and/or to overcome.

From Priscilla to Us:

“It’s much easier to exchange this severe term idol for lighter, less harsh terms that are easier on the ears and less convicting to the heart. We call them bad habits, issues, obsessions, cravings. Carefully, craftily, we steer clear of saying idol just as Israel’s leaders navigated around the word melek. But, honestly, we aren’t fooling anyone any more than Israel did.”

This Week’s Assignment:

1) Describe the meaning of no other gods before Me in your own words. (After you have completed this, do an in-depth study on the Scripture reference.)

2) Answer the following questions:

– What do you tend to worship? (In other words, what or who do you tend to revere, praise, honor, celebrate, and/or give a place of importance?)

– “Do you find it difficult to use the word idol in relation to anything in your life? If so, why?” (Page 153)

– If you have been guilty of giving little “g” gods a prominent place in your life, have you confessed it to God /prayed about it to the LORD?

3) Read the remainder of your member book. Log your discoveries and write down any other aha lessons that you have come across.

4) Go back and revisit your notes and reflections from this entire study. After you deeply meditate on what you have learned, end (or rather begin anew) with the LORD. Appreciate that He is your personal bravery, your needed courage, your absolute strength, and your God Almighty. Understand that He is your salvation.

“GOD CAN USE YOUR WEAKNESS.” – P. Shirer

Blessings and thank you for participating in and supporting this very special Bible study series. I pray that your life has been changed for the good through it. If you have learned nothing else, please know this – the God of heaven loves you and knows you. He is mindful of what you are dealing with. He knows of your struggles and your weaknesses. He gets it. More than that, He, as your strength, has given you of His power, grace and love and He supports and fully provides for your deliverance through Jesus Christ our Savior.

 

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