Gods that we create are called idols. Our culture creates many things that we gladly bow down to. These idols fall into three categories: Money, power or prestige. We neglect the God who gives us so much more for things that cannot satisfy.
The way Israel missed the mark was by placing some other idol above the True God. When God delivered Israel from Egypt by using His miraculous power, Israel used the gold that God provided them to make a golden calf (which was the god of Egypt.) Isn’t that what we do?
God blesses us with a new job and that job consumes all our time so that we neglect our families and our relationship with God. Or, God provides “nice things” for us and we make them an idol so that they become more important than people. Others have been blessed financially but cannot bring themselves to use those finances to help those in need. These are all idols and, slowly but surely, they lead us away from God.
Daily, we should renounce all idols that may have been setup in our lives and recommit ourselves to the One, True and Living God! There is no God like Our God! Israel learned this the hard way! Let’s learn from their example.
Tomorrow’s Reading: Jeremiah 51:54-52:34; Titus 3:1-15; Psalm 100:1-5; Proverbs 26:18-19