The apostle Paul is talking to and about people from long ago in the verse below, but what about you and me? Are you serving the idols of this world, or are you serving the living and true God? Are you serving the Lord Jesus Christ?
Friend, serving the Lord involves a genuine turning. From the world’s ways to the Lord’s ways. From self to Christ. From sin to righteousness. From the wickedness of this life to the Lord.
Oh, sure, we can say we believe in Jesus. We can even say we love Jesus. But true faith in and love for Christ involves a turning. To Jesus.
Need to do some turning? Turn, turn, turn to the Lord! And, should you find you have turned away once again, turn, turn, turn to the Lord. To the Lord must we turn!
“For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,” 1 Thess. 1:9