Worship Only God

God gave special laws to His people, the Israelites. In Deuteronomy 6:13-14a, He told them, “Respect the Lord your God and serve only him. You must use only his name to make promises. You must not follow other gods.”
But the Israelites forgot about God. They started worshiping false idols. Many years later, the prophet Elijah challenged the prophets of a false god to a contest. Our Bible Reading today tells us about this contest and what happened.
The false prophets asked their god to burn up a bull on an altar. But nothing happened! Then Elijah prayed to God. “Then fire came down from the Lord and burned the sacrifice, the wood, the stones, and the ground around the altar” (verse 38a). God showed all the people that He is truly the only God to worship.
Today we have an opportunity to worship God. We don’t have to be in a church building. We can worship Him anywhere! God will be pleased when you worship Him.