When God is Not Enough
When the glory of the one true living God is no longer our principal passion in life, worship becomes a pragmatic vehicle for fulfilling two basic quests in life: provision and protection. Instead of living for God’s glory and looking to Him to meet our needs, we exist for our glory and look for gods who will meet our demands.
How does God respond? Three phrases jump out at me in this pivotal passage (Ezekiel 14)—each of which highlights just how tenaciously God loves us in Christ and how relentlessly He pursues our hearts’ affection.