Learning to Spot Idols – 6/11/2022
Mark 12:30 “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”
We were made to glorify God and to enjoy Him. We were designed to worship, and worship God alone. But we have exchanged our God and Maker for idols.
Even though God is to be the sole object of our worship, we constantly turn away from Him and begin to search for a new purpose in life. But we still find ourselves doing what we were designed to do – worship. Only now, the object of worship has changed. We have moved from God to idols. An idol is any person, object or activity you give a higher priority in your life than a relationship with God.
Throughout our lives, we need to stop and examine our hearts. Is there anything that comes in front of my love for God? Do I love him with ALL my heart? If there is anything that comes before God – it is an idol. And learning to spot those idols and confess them are vital to our Christian lives.
Take a look at some idols that can get in the way of loving God: worry, fear, guys/girls, what you look like, self-hatred, fashion, food, tv, cell phone, social media, a car, romance and your future. These idols can never give lasting joy, peace or satisfaction. Nothing can substitute God. Only God can fulfill your deep longings. There’s absolutely nothing better than a relationship with the God of the Universe.
— Holly Powell