They feared the LORD, and served their own gods, after the manner of the nations whom they carried away from thence (2 Kings 17:33 KJV) When the king of Assyria conquered Israel, he took the Israelites out of their land to Babylon and brought inhabitants of other nations to dwell in Israel’s land, notably Samaria.
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money (Matthew 6:24, ESV) Jesus made the remarkable statement above: “no one can serve two masters… you cannot serve God and
That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; (Eph. 3:16 NAS) It takes God’s power to serve and live for Him. God’s power at work is the distinguishing characteristic of our Christian walk. It distinguishes empty religious practices from
“It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, (Matt. 20:26 NAS) You can set the stage for today to become great on the earth. As with everything else, God’s ways to move to the top is clearly not our ways. In fact, you might not
That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. (Lk. 1:74-75 KJV) Serving God is our calling as believers. The scripture above says we are delivered out of the hands