The most important message is our call to divine relationship. That which is of paramount importance to the Lord has nothing to do with size, programs, wealth or fame. What is most important is that He is the love of our life. Christ will not tolerate being relegated to anything less than
first place in everything (Col. 1:18b). Any person, program, or passion that replaces Christ is idolatrous in the sight of God. We do well to remember how Peter was desirous of building three tabernacles in the zeal to accommodate Moses and Elijah on the mount of transfiguration; and yet God overshadowed them, leaving only Christ transfigured before them. So we have sought to elevate personalities, denominations, and movements that have replaced Christ from His rightful place of supremacy and centrality.
- beware of substitutes -