Woe to us! Who can deliver us from the power of these mighty gods? These are the gods who struck the Egyptians with every sort of plague in the wilderness.
1 Samuel 4:8 (ESV)
The Philistines saw and believed the power of God. There was no doubt whether God or gods existed. They simply felt their god, Dagon, was not as powerful as THE GOD.
Not much has changed today. Perhaps we do not label ideas, values, and possessions as gods, but some of us hold them with equal reverence. I was one of them. I held my education and awards as my gods. I knew they were powerful because I saw the results in my life. But I knew there were others more powerful. They had a superior education and more of it. They excelled where I failed. I knew that I had to be better. I wanted their gods.
When would this futile quest end? No matter what I did, there would always be more powerful gods. I knew the truth but did not want to accept it. It was not until I was confronted with the One and True God, Jesus Christ, did I understand.
It was not about being better than others. It was not about improving myself. It was not about comparing gods. It was about surrendering my will to the God of the Universe and accepting His rule in my life.
I see and believe in God not because He is better than other gods, but because He is the ONLY God.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.