What does it exactly mean to serve the Creator?

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What does it exactly mean to serve the Creator?

Take a look at this excerpt:

• “*They feared Jehovah* and served their own gods, according to the custom of the nations whom they removed from there. Until this day they do according to their former ways. *They do not fear Jehovah*, neither do they do according to their statutes, or according to their ordinances, or according to the Law and commandment which Jehovah commanded the sons of Jacob, whom He named Israel.” (2Ki 17:33,34).

After all, these people were serving the Creator or not (one verse says yes, another says no)? Probably they sacrificed to the Creator and take part in the cults offered to Him, but they didn’t comply with His commandments.

They only looked on serving the Creator because He sent lions among them (2Ki 17.25). They followed the Creator in what it was convenient to them.

I stayed mulling over what this priest taught to them:

• “And one of the priests whom they had removed from Samaria came and lived in Bethel. And he taught them how they should fear Jehovah.” (2Ki 17:28)

The truth is that:

• “A hypocrite corrupts his neighbor with his mouth; but through knowledge the just shall be delivered.” (Proverbs 11:9).

Let’s take care with the places where it is offered praises and worships that is delightful to our flesh. The hypocrites feign to be what they are not—their life is a fiddle:

• The selfish wears the costume of benevolence;
• The false speaks the language of sincerity and truth;
• They try to speak about peace when there is war in their heart (Ps 55:21).

So, let’s have a good day walking toward the true wisdom of the Creator, even if what is preached is hard to hear. Many people excuse themselves saying that, if the word preached doesn’t bring to us peace, it isn’t from the Holy Spirit.

Although the Creator is the God of the peace (Isaiah 9:6; 1Cor 14:33), He comes to us, at first, to convince us of the sin, righteousness and judgment (John 16:8). At this moment, His word will be a sword penetrating until our conscience (Hebrews 4:12).

After being treated of the sin, certainly we will experience the true peace (John 14:27).

So, be blessed serving the Creator doing what He concocted to you (which is a delight for your spirit, but most of the times is a torment to your sinful nature – Romans 7:22-25).