Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them (Deuteronomy 11:14).
After the forty years of wandering, the generation which grew up in the wilderness was instructed to not “forget the Lord your God” and pursue idols or they would be destroyed (Deuteronomy 11:20).
Baal worship was introduced during the reign of Ahad and we might suppose we are far removed from idolatrous worship but we would be mistaken.
When we elevate selfish needs and entertainment above the response of a thankful heart to the God of heaven we have allowed our hearts to be deceived.
The book Meditations Of My Heart (from which this daily devotional is taken) is available / can be ordered from Sain Publications (931-363-6905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).