#4446 – No Idols

Good morning people who acknowledge that all good things come from God

Isaiah 2:8 NIV Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made.

In context, this verse is talking about physically making idols with your hands. But I feel there is a deeper revelation of truth for us all too. I see a holy warning to us all here.

Sometimes it is easy to point the finger at other religions who have obvious physical idols, yet so often our idols can be subtle and even considered wonderful. We often look at what we have achieved, accomplished or made, and we say, “Wow, look at what I have done!”

Any time we take credit for what God has empowered us to do, we are worshipping an idol. God gives man breath. God gives man gifts and wisdom. Man is not the author of anything good or worthwhile.

This can very much be true in our places of employment. Many successful people claim that they made it by their diligence and their effort. But it can be found just as much in the Church when we take the glory that only belongs to God.

Idolatry is an evil to be avoided, and it is done so through a true humility of life and a revelation that everything good finds its origin in God, not in us.

To God alone be all the glory, honour and praise. Amen.

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