“If you decide that it’s a bad thing to worship GOD, then choose a god you’d rather serve–and do it today. Choose one of the gods your ancestors worshiped from the country beyond the river, or one of the gods of the Amorites, on whose land you’re now living. As for me and my family, we’ll worship GOD” (Joshua 24:15 MSG).
It has been said that “three’s a crowd” because one of the three persons will fall victim to loneliness and their attention will be distracted and distorted. We have a tendency to favor one or the other. One will take center in our heart and thinking, while the other will never have primacy. “Two is company and three is a crowd.” The third person interferes with the communion, conversation, thought patterns and emotional stability of the other two. Therefore, God instructed the worshipping community to deal only with him and not to seek advice or thoughts from another source. “Know this well, then. Take it to heart right now: GOD is in Heaven above; GOD is on Earth below. He’s the only God there is” (Deuteronomy 4:39 MSG).
Joshua, the successor of Moses, insisted we make a choice. We can’t have two gods. But if we choose correctly, we can have the true and living God. “You were shown all this so that you would know that GOD is, well, God. He’s the only God there is. He’s it” (Deuteronomy 4:35 MSG). If we choose incorrectly, we will choose the false gods of our ancestors. But we can’t have it both ways and have them both because two is company and three is a crowd.
Likewise, we must chose the only God our Savior and his Godly principles. Grab hold to the word of God and commune only with God. Follow Jesus and listen to Jesus’ teaching. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8 NAS). Do not welcome the thoughts of the enemy or the world. You cannot commingle ungodly truth in a pure heart and mind. Love and Serve God only. “You can’t worship two gods at once. Loving one god, you’ll end up hating the other. Adoration of one feeds contempt for the other. You can’t worship God and Money both” (Matthew 6:24 MSG). Three is crowd!
Lord I live to serve and love only you. You are the one that I adore and worship. Nothing and no one will ever take your place in my heart. My spirit mirrors the sentiments of the psalmist who wrote “Lord, you are more precious than silver. Lord, you are more costly than gold. Lord, you are more beautiful than diamonds. And nothing I desire compares to you.” My desire is for you Lord, and you alone. Amen.
God’s Peace and Good Journey!