I is for Idolatry
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines idolatry as:
1: the worship of a physical object as a god
2: immoderate attachment or devotion to something
The Webster’s Desk dictionary defines it as:
1. the religious worship of idols.
2. blind adoration or devotion
We see so much of this in our world today. People get so caught up in this before they realize it. Even such things as money, fame, work or pleasure can become gods to us, or idols, when we concentrate too much on them for meaning and security. Before we realize it we are worshipping these things, and putting them before God.
The 10 Commandments include:
‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:’
Exodus 20:3, 4, 5a
‘Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen’ 1 John 5:21
‘He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.’ Revelation 21:7-8
How about you- Does God have first place in your life?
until next time…nel