“I will cut off from this place…those who bow down and swear by the Lord and who also swear by Molech.”  --Zeph. 1:4,5

          Many of us who claim Christ also “swear by Molech” just to hedge our bets.
          We think we have one foot in the Kingdom of God and one foot in the world, fooling ourselves, believing we’re smart to straddle the line.
          We are deceived.
          There is no compromise possible with Molech.  This ancient idol, who in this instance represents the world, demands total sacrifice, including our lives and our children’s lives.
          Jesus Christ, Lord of all and God of false gods and real men, demands total sacrifice, including our very lives on a daily basis.  The line we “straddle” is actually a chasm that yawns under us, and our compromise will bring sudden and complete disaster.  God will “cut off” all who practice this sort of compromise.
          Bow down, all who straddle these opposing worlds.  Down on your knees, on your face, “before the fierce anger of the Lord comes upon you, before the day of the Lord’s wrath comes upon you.”  --Zeph. 2:2

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