Unmixed Love….Part 2

Pastor Steve TaylorFasting 2017

Ask the typical person who believes in God if they love God, and chances are they would say
“yes”! But many would be lying. Not intentionally, they’d pass a lie detector test. The problem
is, the God they love doesn’t even exist. What they love is their idea about God. They are an
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—
any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in
the water under the earth; Exodus 20:3-4 NKJV
They’ve come up with their own god. Not out of wood or stone, but they have carved it up with
their own thinking.
People love the God that doesn’t care……..what movies you watch, music you listen to,
or websites you browse
—as long as you listen to Christian music
People love the God that doesn’t care ……..if you’re sleeping with your boyfriend or what
your sexual preference is
—as long as you read the Bible
People love the God that doesn’t care …….if you cheat on your exams and on your taxes
—as long as you tithe and put money in the offering
People love the God that doesn’t care……..if you gossip about people & hurt them with your words
—as long as you go on mission trips
People love the God that doesn’t care ……..how you live your life during the week
—as long as you go to church on Sunday
That God doesn’t exist. That’s not the real God of the Bible. It matters that we believe soundly,
biblically and correctly about God. Because our perception of God shapes everything about us.
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important
thing about us. Since He is the foundation of all our religious beliefs, it follows that if
we err in our ideas of God, we will go astray on everything else.”
AW Tozer
Prayer Focus: You can’t love God until you know God. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s help to get on
to know the One True Living God of the Scriptures.
O God, help me know You as You are, that I may love You as I should.