THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Scripture: Exodus 20:4
Verse 4 says, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;…” What comprises ‘idolatry’ today? It is not in most cases the worship or bowing to statues and carved images as in ancient times. It is, however, anything that we put in place of God. Let’s take inventory of what claims our time, our attention and our affection. That will give us a good idea of what actually comes first in our lives. Among many things that ‘capture’ and ‘captivate’ today’s people are: wealth, power, education, beauty, sports, fitness, music, art and the list goes on and on, even obsessive television, food or alcohol could be what we order our lives around. What we put as first place is what we worship and that becomes our ‘idol’. Only God deserves to be first.