Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Morning Reflection - Idols

I was reflecting on 1 John 5:21 this morning. The Living Translation says "Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts. Amen."

Other translations says "keep yourselves from idols". In the most basic sense, an idol is anything that takes the rightful place of God in our life. Apostle Paul equated covetousness or greed with idolatry. Our career, our pursuit of money, our possessions, excessive devotion to leisure and recreation, or even putting a human relationship ahead of our relationship with God, may all become idols. Our ministry can be an idol too if we fail to put God first. Nothing is more dangerous than making our ministries or jobs first in our life and relegating the God of those ministries to second place
Zooming in we can see that at the root of all of these is the idol of SELF - Me, Myself and I.

Be Blessed.