Idols or God?

September 23rd, 2020

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Romans 1:18-25

Too often we hastily take a superior tone and look down our noses and state that unlike those unfaithful Israelites, “we would never choose to worship an idol rather than God.” It seems reasonable, right? Here are a people, chosen by God to be His people, and they just can’t seem to commit long-term.

Here’s the thing that stands out to me in Romans 1: the people turning to idols were not unfamiliar with God. Does that surprise you? These idolaters are people who knew God (because God revealed himself to them).

If it’s possible for people familiar with God, religion, and church to turn to idols, then surely it’s possible for us to turn also. I’m not talking about some wooden statue in your home. I’m talking about something or someone who takes center stage in your life rather than God. Think with me for a moment. What is the most important thing in your life? If you had five seconds to save something from destruction, what would it be?

Author: Stefanie Hendrickson


2 Responses to “Idols or God?”

  1. Rigg Says:

    September 23rd, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Sorry, but I don’t think saving “SOMEONE” especially a loved one from destruction would count as “Idolatry”

  2. Mike Wonch Says:

    September 23rd, 2020 at 11:54 am

    The author is not saying that saving someone from destruction is idolatry. The question “If you had five seconds to save something from destruction, what would it be?” is intended to get you to think about those things that are of value in your life and whether or not those things take priority in your life over God.

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