Devotional by Nigel Rideout
e make modern day idols anytime we chose sin, social status or selfishness over listening to God and doing what He says. An idol is not just a wooden figurine; it’s anything or anyone that has more authority in our lives than Jesus.
An idol can be a person, object or activity you give a higher priority in your life than a relationship with God. An idol can be your home, your job, a vehicle, a relationship, or even your family. An idol can be a pet, a computer, or what you look at on that computer. An idol can be alcohol, drugs, sex, or any sin. An idol can be the work you do for the Lord that consumes all your energy and time. God says He’s a jealous God. He wants our time and attention.
Is there any area of your life where you care more about what someone thinks than what God says?
A question. What can be more important in the God who created you and loves you so much that He gave is only begotten Son as a sacrifice for our sins?
Pray and ask that the Holy Spirit will put anything on your heart that is becoming an idol in your life. Repent of this sin, ask for grace and faith to overcome the temptation of this idol, which may involve removing or giving something up in your life.