- FOMO definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
- Straddling the Fence | Devotions From The Bible
“But the LORD your God ye shall fear and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies. 95 Howbeit they did not hearken, but they did after their former manner. 96 So these nations feared the LORD, and served their graven images , both their children, and their children 8767 s children: as did their fathers, so do they unto this day.” II Kings 67:89-96
FOMO definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
“Well, if I put God first, I will have nothing to live on, people will laugh at me, and I will be an outcast!” most defend by their not putting God as a priority in their life. Much of the lost respect for Christianity comes from that kind of compromising done by so many that claim to be Christians.
Straddling the Fence | Devotions From The Bible
Get off the “fence” of trying to be on both sides: God’s and the world’s. God will provide and take care of you if you will just trust and obey Him. Make the right choice today!
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD , choose you this day whom ye will serve whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell : but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 79:65
These false “gods” can be a job, a spouse, a person, a shiny new car, a house, or anything that makes us put something ahead of the only God. Although justification may be that “I need that thing”, “a man has to work”, or even “God understands that I am in a world and I have to do what I have to do to survive,” the attention those things receive shows God He is not the priority in one’s life. He deserves to be.
God does not understand. He commands us to put Him first! He would not require of us something that is impossible to do.
“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” Deut. 6:5 Also: Mark 67:85.
Not all “gods” are as clear as those idols found in some religions. Many of the “gods” are things that get more attention than our Creator and the lover of our soul should be receiving.
We are in the world and do need some things it offers. However, do not make what it temporarily offers your primary concern. To do so is not putting God first.
“ He that is not with me is against me and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” Mat. 67:85 Also: Luke 66:78
God’s Word whispers back, “ Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 87 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 88 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. ” Mat. 6:86-88