But the people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood—idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk! And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft or their sexual immorality or their thefts. —Revelation 9:20-21

How sad that people just will not turn to the Lord God Almighty, but would rather cling to the gods of their own making. Murder, sexual immorality and theft are more important to them more than loving God and living for Him.

Remember, Jesus said that the greatest command was “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40).

Is the Lord God Almighty top priority in our lives? If not, then we have an idol or idols that we believe are more important than He is. These are gods of our own making, figments of our own imaginations. May we trust the Lord Jesus and live for Him.

Dear Father, may I have You as the first priority relationship in my life. Oh, that I would cling to You in good times and in difficult times. Thank You for Your love for me, proven in the death and resurrection of Jesus. I am grateful!

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