What a striking warning about the consequences of Idolatry…
“But their idols are silver and gold,
made by human hands.
They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see.
They have ears, but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell.
They have hands, but cannot feel,
feet, but cannot walk,
nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them.” Ps115
We become blind, deaf, mute, senseless, unable to move freely in this life as children of Living God, when we put something less than God in the first place of our lives and start to worship or obey the rules of the idol…
Some idols are easy to recognize for a Christian, but many (our true ones) are so hard to acknowledge. Our successes, careers, homes, spouses, children, hobbies, sexuality, habits, work… So many good things can become an idol and a trap…
Have you ever experienced God revealing to you your idolatry about which you had no clue? … you being deep in the sickness of idolatry, which had persuaded your heart that the prison you were living in was your true life and/or destiny, or your misfortune? Have you ever been challenged by someone from the Christian community regarding your blindness to your own addiction, or over-focus on certain relationships or ideas, or secret habit…?
If you have, it means you know the taste of this sickness, but you also know the taste of being saved and healed from this sickness by the mercy of God. What a joy! What a relief and blessing! You can witness that and extend hope and freedom for others, please do that! It so needed a cure for these times…
God we pray: Save us from our idolatry, send to us other Christians, who would help us, send Your grace to see truth, heal our blindness, deafness, muteness, be our FIRST, take Your throne in our hearts and help to extend that freedom to others!
Thank You for Your love, which warns us and still keeps saving us, when we disobey…