MONDAY April 2, 2018
The Sin of Idolatry
And do not become idolaters as were some of them…
1 Corinthians 10:7
In returning to 1 Corinthians 10, Paul gave a stern warning about idolatry. This is more than having an actual idol; it is the worship of anything that we place first in our lives. Whoever you spend most of your time with, or whatever dominates your life, that has become your god. It could be your motorcycle, your car, your husband, your wife, or even your children. It could be anything.
Understand that we need to have a good balance concerning our priorities in life. When we become unbalanced in our priorities, we can feel condemned. As you place God first and bring back a godly balance to your priorities, then by the grace of God, you can have peace with God. If you place God first in your life, you do not have to worry about anything. Matthew 6:33-34 tells us:
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
I like to seek the Lord first thing in the morning. I go to the beach, and as I read my Bible, God speaks to me through His Word. It is so awesome to hear what God wants for my life, and to be prepared the rest of the day. I make sure I am following the Lord, and I am not doing my own thing each day.
God speaks to all of us all the time, but are we really listening? When He is not our first priority, sometimes God will use different situations to get our attention so that we might seek Him.
Seek the Lord while He may be found,
call upon Him while He is near.
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