Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Who Do You Trust?


Most of us don't have a closet full of idols that we worship. Little statues that we would pay homage to are too primitive for us modern thinkers. So the question comes to mind is there a modern 21St century idol? Bob Sorge gives us this definition from scripture: Isa 44:17

And the rest of it he makes into a god, His carved image. He falls down before it and worships it, Prays to it and says,
"Deliver me, for you are my god!"

An idol is anything we look to for "deliverance" other than God! Now that changes our perspective completely. Suddenly something that could be neutral like money, your career, your friends, your activities, all have the potential to become idols. I say "neutral" because these are not intrinsically bad things, exalting anything above loving and worshipping God can make it an idol. Trust money to deliver you and you will give it Worship that God alone requires. Seek friends to deliver you from lonlieness and you could miss out on friendship with God. Insurance, can you ever have enough?

Suddenly I discover there are hidden Idols not only in America, but in my heart too!

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At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Terre said...

That was the bomb! New convicting spin on Idolatry. Plus I LOVE Bob Sorge. I noticed in another post you mentioned Wolfgang Simson. You dropping the names I love, baby, keep it up. On another note; when you coming back to the green state so we can start a house church revolution? The bugs are much smaller and there is a great "elderly run" restaurant in Kent with lunch for $3. 8-) Terre

 
At 4:25 AM, Blogger ChriS & Yvette Ferguson said...

T.W. Sorge, Simson, must have something to do with "S" names. As for the H.C. in His Time. I miss. The great thing about that restaurant was all the waitress' that flirted with you (of course the average age was 83)!Can't get any good Phad Thai Chicken...bugs and all!

 
At 4:26 AM, Blogger ChriS & Yvette Ferguson said...

Sorge's book envy and secrets of the secret place...great reads. Of course they will mess you up.

 

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