Gut Check

What if love was our main motivation in life?

(Listen to my song “Glorify You with Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Baruch 1:21-22

For we did not listen to the voice of the LORD, our God, in all the words of the prophets he sent us, but each of us has followed the inclinations of our wicked hearts, served other gods, and done evil in the sight of the LORD, our God.

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Well…some things never change!

For hundreds and hundreds of years the prophets repeatedly critiqued the people of God on their wayward ways…calling them away from their pursuits of “other gods.”

Today…prophets continue to call God’s people away from their pursuits of other “gods” like power, prestige and possessions…all the various forms of greed.

We each need to ask ourselves: “What am I pursuing in my daily life?”

Is it more money, more fame, more attention, more pleasure…what?

These things aren’t bad in and of themselves…but it’s a matter of priorities.

The top priority is pursuing God…and God is love (1 John 4:8).

So how are you pursuing Love?

Not love in the schmaltzy way of this world…but in the laying-down-your-life-for-another kind of Christ way.

Are you becoming a more loving, compassionate, caring, forgiving and just person in the way you live?

That is the question.

Your life is the answer.

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Listen to the song of the day “Glorify You with Me” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Remember…God is love!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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