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10:32 AM   [12 Feb 2015 | Thursday]

The Seriousness Of Idolatry

 Jeremiah 17:1-4

     In these verses we see where Gods anger is kindled because of Judahs sins. Verse 4 mentions their "altars" and "wooden images" which is clearly a reference to the nations idol worship. in the verses that follow He lays out the severe punishment for their sins of idolatry and its clear that God takes idolatry serious. 

     We may be quick to say that we dont worship any wooden images and im sure thats true. But maybe we need to take an inventory of our lives and just ask ourselves if we do have any idols.

     An idol can be anything that we place ahead of God. It can be anything in our life that is more important or more valuable to us thatn our Lord. We may not bow down to it physically, but make no mistake, if its more important to us than god its and idol in our lives.

     God wants no challengers to His rightful place in our lives. And when there is some thing or some person that is ahead of God then we are guilty of idolatry and we are putting ourselves in danger of his chastisement. An idol in our life can be many things. Our jobs, another person, our interests and hobbies, sports etc. It can be different from one person to the next.

     Its not that God is petty, wanting us to not enjoy anything else in life. He just knows that when we put anything ahead of Him it is the start down a road that leads to poor choices and consequences that are not pleasant. God wants us to enjoy life, have hobbies, enjoy our families and friends, but ultimately He is to be first in our lives.

     Its wise from time to time to take a look at our lives and see if there is anything we have greater allegiance to than God. if God does show us something the we need to repent and take steps to put things in proper order.Its not about God being a harsh taskmaster. Its about making Him the center of our lives. And when He is in His proper place then He will put everything else in your life into its proper place as well. You cant go wrong by tearing down idols.

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