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Sun, Jul 02 2017 - 04:44 PM

538 IDOLS.

Luke 11:47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

Luke 11:48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.

We are surrounded by the Idols we have created and today’s world is worse than any other time.

In olden times, they worshipped the sun, moon, stars, animals, plants, mountains, clouds, imaginary beings, and people, whom people thought had power.

They built images of the things they worshipped and humbled themselves before these wooden, or stone images.

Numbers 25:2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

We laugh and call them ‘simple’ because we would never bow down to a stone or wooden image but WE would pay millions of dollars for a paint-covered canvass, thousands of dollars for an old ‘antique’, and ogle some hot chick showing off what she hasn’t got covered.

We spend thousands of dollars to look young, act like foolish wealthy people, and work extremely hard just to ‘enjoy’ an expensive vacation.

Our ‘gods’ are so varied and so demanding that we live our lives for them with little return on our time.

Let me list some of our gods and you can pick the ones that you serve;

Fashion,

Wealth,

Looks,

Popularity,

Possession,

Friends?,

Public opinion,

Pubic opinion,

Money,

The elements,

Time,

Leisure,

 Or, anything to do with US, but nothing to do with God.

An Idol is anything that we hold dear and is more important than our time with God.

Impersonal things that take, take, take, without giving any more than a silent stare.

Deuteronomy 4:28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

Don’t believe me?

Watch a few commercials on television and see what they are using to sell you their stuff. Exactly, their product will make you popular, feel impressive, or overjoyed just to own it; and YOU BELIEVE THEM.

So, who is the simple one? Those olden people who fell down and worshipped images of calves, lions, or penises or you; throwing your money after an expensive car, a fancy house, a vacation on the Riviera, the latest new phone, a closet full of the latest fashionable clothes, or whatever you don’t really need but WANT WITH SUCH A PASSION.

And THAT IS WHAT MAKES IT YOUR IDOL; your passion.

God wants to be your God but we have so many other gods that we don’t have the time or the desire to know our creator.

We spend our time, energy and wealth on ‘things’, which cannot satisfy while the one who can, sits idly by waiting for us to notice our unhappiness and turn to Him.

And, we have become complacent with wasting our time, energy and wealth on our idols that WE THINK OUR IDOL WORSHIP IS NORMAL LIVING!

Joshua 24:23 Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.



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