I have a great wife. However, she makes a lousy Jesus. As a matter of fact of all of the favorite people, in my life, there is none that can do for me what Jesus can do. I have even tried to substitute my family, career, job, material gain, my own reputation, goals, and yes even my church attendance with generous giving. Not a single thing fits the bill. All of these people, thoughts, hopes, dreams, visions, things and desires make a lousy Jesus, even when added together, put in a pile and inventoried for net dollar value or sweet memories evoked. All of this makes a lousy Jesus.
There is no God like our God. There is no Savior like our Savior. There is only one who can satisfy the deep yearning of my heart and soul. Everything, anything and anybody else…, all make for a lousy Jesus.
Deuteronomy 5:7 declares “Thou shalt have no other Gods before me”
That is not only a command, but a statement of fact. Anything, person, place, ideal, idea, material or otherwise will be brought down as Philippians 2:10 “Every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord.”
There is only one name given under heaven and earth by which we must be saved. Keep life simple. Keep Jesus the Christ first, foremost and final in your life. All else makes a lousy Jesus.
Acts 4:12 Neither is salvation under any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.