“They must not exchange it or substitute a good one for a bad one, or a bad one for a good one…” Leviticus 27:10 (NIV)
1. ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTE!
“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” Jeremiah 2:14 (NIV)
2. THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR YOU!
“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. I will build you up again…” Jeremiah 31:3-4 (NIV)
3. THERE IS ONLY ONE!
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 (NIV)
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 (NIV)
Victory Group Questions
1. With all transparency, what are some things that we have replaced or substituted for the love of God?
2. What must we be careful of when utilizing something generic than the original?
3. What are some things in our lives that we can replace with the LOVE of God?