Often, when I hear God, I look at my life and allow his Holy Spirit to search me, then bring confession and repentance to him. I have to say lately, God has been speaking to me on the issue of worship. And I know why. My people, he says, have made me different from I AM. They have turned in worship of things created by hands.

We are too civilized nowadays to set up things we bow to. We bow though.

  • We bow to success
  • We bow to sports
  • We bow to food
  • We bow to cars
  • We bow to relationships
  • We bow to shoes
  • We bow to our own self

Exodus 20:3 and Deuteronomy 5:7 both say, “You shall have no other gods before me.”

I have noticed how easy it is in my life to remove God from his place while replacing him with my children or whatever else. It’s sly the way good things become bad things. How a job that’s good becomes my life. It’s sly how good food become bad when it has all my attention. It’s wicked how family becomes bad when I fear them more than God. It’s devious how my iPhone takes over when I panic at not seeing it. Our enemy is sly in his attack. I have to be on the lookout.

I wonder, friends, if you notice the one-degree shift that will derail your entire ship too. Will you join me with the Holy Spirit on the lookout? Let us together run with eyes focused on Jesus Christ towards his heart.

Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry (1 Corinthians 10:14).

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