Friday, June 4, 2010
Pastor's Perspective - The Quicksand of Idolatry
'Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble!' - Judges 10:14
Dateline Suisun City June 2010: God STILL hates idolatry.
The very first of the 'ten commandments' was/is - 'You shall have no other gods before (besides) me.' (Ex. 20:3). From the very beginning our heavenly Father has hated and warned us against the lethal trap of idolatry in its many forms. Idolatry is placing our dependence, satisfaction, fulfillment, worship and sense of well-being in anything created. Since God is the one and only non-created being/entity, He is the only One worthy of our gratitude and adoration. Only He can give us what we need the most in life. Whenever we put those needs in a person, place or thing other than God (ie. created things), its called idolatry - and God STILL hates it.
Are you looking to another person for your daily joy? Maybe a spouse?
Are you placing your sense of self-worth in a career or paycheck?
Are you devoting the best of your time, talents and resources to a hobby?
Reminder: People, spouses, careers, paychecks & hobbies are ALL created things. Each is incapable of delivering your deepest needs.
The Lord Himself reminds us here in Judges 10, only HE can help us stand in the predictable times of challenge that come our way. All other ground is quicksand.
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