Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
Matthew 4:10 NIV
Worship God Only
There are many things that you will only find in Canada. The quintessential Canadian food, poutine, the wonderful mixture of French fries, cheese curds and gravy, is one such uniquely Canadian thing. Local historian Guy Raiche traces poutine’s roots to Warwick, a small rural town halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. “It was created in 1957 at the restaurant Café Idéal,” he explained. “A customer entered one day and requested that the owner Ferdinand Lachance give him fries and cheese curds together in a paper bag because he was in a rush.”
It shouldn’t be surprising that the followers of Jesus love to worship Him. As Creator, He has built into every human being a longing for relationship with Him. Everybody worships something. Our god is whatever comes first in our lives – in Canada, that is usually where we spend our money or our time. One of Satan’s goals is to get human beings’ focus off their Creator and onto lesser things. He even tried that on Jesus, the Creator Himself. In Matthew 4:10, we read what Jesus says to Satan after the enemy has tempted the Lord: “Jesus said to him, ‘Away from me, Satan! For it is written: “Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” There is only one object of true worship. The God who created us and who loved us enough to lay down His life for us deserves all the honour, glory and praise. This isn’t just on Sundays. We ought to focus our praise on Him 24/7. Fill your life with opportunities to praise. Take time in the Bible every day. Put Christian music on at home and in your car. Worship Jesus today.
These have been words from the heart.