Idols

We were talking about the temptations of Jesus in our men’s group tonight. So naturally I woke up at three in the morning thinking about them. So I got up and begin reading in Deuteronomy chapter six. So as I am reading I keep hearing “idol” Not something I like hearing about. When I get to the end of chapter 8:19 “But I assure you of this: If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods, worshiping and bowing down to them, you will certainly be destroyed. 20 Just as the Lord has destroyed other nations in your path, you also will be destroyed if you refuse to obey the Lord your God. One of the things that I really struggle with is the computer and facebook and emails and such. The Lord showed me or told me or whispered. I don’t remember exactly how it came. What was said was that I need to give Him the first part of my morning. That means before I turn on the computer I give him my time first. I don’t do that all the time. Isaiah 44:20 He feeds on ashes; A deceived heart has turned him aside; And he cannot deliver his soul, Nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”NKJV As I am writing this morning and thinking about idols this teaching I heard 10 years ago by Beth Moore at a passion conference came too thought and the above scripture from Isaiah. What is in your right hand that is a lie? Is it your smart phone? You’re Facebook? You’re Kids? You’re Work? You’re TV? What? Stop and ask right now …. Hold your fist in the air and ask the Lord, because if there is anything other than Jesus in your fist that you are leaning on then you need to deal with it and repent.

Amen

 

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