Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
Select a thought to read by choosing a collection, the month, and then the day:
“If I were hungry, I would not tell you.”
God, in Psalm 50:12
It is a common claim of Christians and other religious folk around the world that they are “doing something for the Lord.” And congregations of believers around the world are encouraged to do things for God. But doing something for God is something that is impossible for men, and no righteous man in the Bible ever claimed to do anything for God. On the contrary, they all sought God so that He might do something for them. David acknowledged this truth when he sang to God, “My goodness extends not to you, O Lord, but to the saints who are in the earth.” God’s prophets mocked the foolishness of those who worshiped gods of wood and stone, gods who had to have man’s help to move from place to place.
What are you doing for your god? If you are serving a god you can do something for, you should repent for worshipping a vain idea instead of the God of heaven and earth, who needs nothing from man and refuses help from men even when they offer Him their services and talents. A god that you can do something for is a demon in disguise. If any man, claiming to speak for God, exhorts you to “do something for God”, get away from him. He is a minister of Satan, not of your Creator.