Did God allow any images or idols?
Who did the tithe belong to?
According to Leviticus 26:24, God would punish them how many times for their sins?
LESSON: God does not allow other things, or people, to take His place. He should always be in our hearts. Whether employer or employee or in whatever capacity we serve, God swhoul have central place in our lives.
PRAYER: Father, help me to always give you first place in my life; in work or where ever. Amen!
DELIGHT IN THE LORD!
When we desire the right thins, God gives us the desires of hour heart. Some years ago, Dr. Wil Grenfell was offered the position of personal physician for the King of England. While he considered this life of prospertiy and luxury, the benefits of such a career were not very appealing since he would have little satisfaction in practicing his trade as a doctor. Being a Christian, Dr. Grenfell saw the doors open to serve God and practice medicine in Labrador. He developed a deep desire for this position as a medical missionary and accepted it. Dr. Grenfell served 42 years as a missionary doctor in that country. Life was never easy on the medical mission field, but Dr. Grenfell was happy and knew God's reward awaited him in heaven.
Are you discouraged with life or feel a sense of emptiness? You don't have to quit your job and become a missionary. Just start delighting i nthe Lord. David said, "Delight in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart." As you focus on God, remember that he who puts God first will be happy at last.