Today's Thoughts: An Idol in Your Life?
Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves molded gods: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:4
When we think of idols, most of us probably do not think of worshiping some molded statue. Some religions do bow down to gods who have the image of a man, woman or creature, but certainly not Christians. We know that an idol is something that we prioritize over God, not necessarily a literal man-made god that we worship. But then again, we do have the “Oscars.” Each year
As Christians, what are our responsibilities in supporting or not supporting this industry? How much should we care about the movies and about these little golden statues? For some, it is harmless entertainment. For others, it is a continuing sign of moral decay in our society. Where are the lines for us as Christians? The answers to these questions are based upon a personal conviction for each one of us. If we somehow are choosing these idols over our Lord, then maybe we should really pray about our level of interest.
The bigger issue is that God warned His people to turn from their idols and false gods because He knew where it would lead them…to destruction. The same is true for us today. When we focus on things outside of Jesus, our focus is marred with images that are not healthy. No greater place breeds false images than
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