Joined To an Idol

Ephraim is joined to idols, So let him alone [to suffer the consequences].
For every decision we make in life there will be consequences to be borne. Ephraim was the
second child of Joseph who received the blessings of the first born of his grandfather , thus
setting the younger above the older (Gen.48:17-20), soon enough, Ephraim became ten
times the size of Manasseh (Duet.33:17). God so loved him that He blessed him so much and
even when he started misbehaving God sent His representatives to him to warn him,
however, Ephraim will not heed the warnings, therefore when God has had enough of him,
He left him to his decision to be joined to idols, which ultimately led to his becoming desolate
after God handed off him.
The story of Ephraim is quite similar to what obtains in Christendom today, for no reason
whatsoever, God chose to bring many to the fold (Eccl.9:11), with a view to give them all
round prosperity and an escape from the destruction that is to come, with only the task of
making disciples of the world. Instead of taking the salvation seriously , many of the folks
started living riotously and without regard for the mandate, supposing that the grace they
received is for them to pursue their self-interest, thereby elevating their comfort and peace
over and beyond the reason for their call ab initio. These joined themselves to the god of this
world, supposing that their effort and agility is the reason for the little breakthrough they
now enjoy, they forget that the life of a man does not consist of the abundance of his riches
than that his name be written in the book of life.
Duet. 28:1
“Now it shall be, if you diligently listen to and obey the voice of the Lord your God, being
careful to do all of His commandments which I am commanding you today, the Lord your
God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.
The failure of Ephraim to adhere to this simply instruction became his albatross, he fell from
grace to grass, Brethren, the Lord is saying the same thing to you today, will you hearken to
“So above all, constantly seek God’s kingdom and his righteousness, then all these less
important things will be given to you abundantly.”
Whoever you are joined to is he who you be like and controls your mind, suffice however to
say; the things of the world have no eternal value, only spiritual things lasts both in the now
and hereafter. Who are joined to? The idol of money, fame, influence and worldly powers?
All these are clouds without rain , a mere shadow without substance. One with God is a
Time to set your priorities aright, and put God and His will at the front burner of your life,
thereby assuring yourself of a life of bliss always, joining to idols on the other hand will bring
temporary happiness that will fizzle away when the issues of life arise.
Align yourself with Him who has eternal life

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