Psalm 16 Part 4

V4.

“The sorrows who run after another god shall multiply; their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out or take their name on my lips.” Psalm 16:4

A “god” is anything you give yourself over to completely. It occupies your thoughts, time, your money, your talk. A “god” is something that has a hold on you. A “god” is something you serve. A “god” is anything you aren’t willing to give up under any circumstances.

From the beginning, our creator God made us with the desire to worship. We were created to worship God alone.

St. Augustine said, “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

God has given us so many wonderful blessings on this earth, but our hearts, while always thankful for the gifts, should ever gaze on the giver—this is where our hearts are contented. When we try to fit anything into the place only meant for God, we will add misery, restlessness, and sorrow. The weight and price of sin is too much.

Every breath is given by our creator. We don’t take one step without God giving us the grace to do so. His mercies are new every morning.

I have to ask myself, what areas in my life do I need to examine? What distractions are keeping me from worshiping God with my all my heart.

We are not perfect and God knows this, and he is giving us grace upon grace every moment. We are not alone. Jesus has taken the weight of sin upon himself and we don’t have to carry it. This is the greatest gift.

All glory to God alone for He alone is worthy! In Him is fullness and life! Nothing else compares.

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