We all know that substitutes are not nearly as good as the real thing. So why do we find substitutes for God? When he calls us to commitment, do we call him instead at our convenience? When he calls us to a relationship with him, do we answer back with reluctance? After all, when we needed him to die for us, he did not desert us. And when we needed him to rescue us, he did not reject us. When we needed him to comfort us, he did not consider us a burden.
I don't know about you, but I don't want to settle for substitutes.
"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"
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